What it takes to “Go Green” is a lot of dedication! Dedication to our children and future generations so that they will have the resources they need to thrive. This is the concept Indigenous Peoples call, “Taking into consideration the next seven generations.”
Going green requires dedication to the earth and her living, thriving resources that make our lives possible and equitable. Dedication to our Self, for when we do what is truly right for our Self, it is right for everyone and the earth. This is living in balance and we have done it in pre-history for thousands of years, everywhere on this planet, all cultures and in all traditions if we look back far enough. This is the evidence of today’s archeology and anthropology.
Today, we are fortunate to have lots of opportunities and alternatives. Sustainable alternatives to restrictive ways of commerce and corporate greed. We have many new small businesses starting up, growing right out of the soil of unemployment and the necessity of working where our passion leads us.
My favorite part of GreenWomanStore.com is hearing the stories of women entrepreneurs, and learning of the ways they act out their passions. All ways that benefit consumers, families, women and the Earth. Women are manufacturing products that inspire more products, inspiring more women around the world to live and consume sustainably.
This is the best of capitalism. These are the social dynamics that drive sustainable capitalism, the way we want it to be realized. Products that enrich our lives and that make us feel proud we are making a contribution to healthy living, for the artists and manufacturers (Fair Trade), and our own families.
“Market Access” began in my mind twenty years ago when I learned of a study asking African village women what they needed most. They cried out for “Market Access.” We all need market access for our goods and services. I am proud and passionate about GreenWomanStore.com. Every day, we empower consumers and women entrepreneurs, solving everyday problems and wishes for a greening public that cares where it’s products come from.