About The Mindful Consumer

sara ron green festival 2012The Mindful Consumer is an independent source of information and discussion about the importance of consumer choices on ourselves, our communities, and our earth. Mindful consumption involves making conscious and conscientious choices in everyday living. Shopping, eating, recycling, traveling, and all other parts of living are aspects to consider. Issues include fair trade, buying local, eco-clothing, energy efficiency, eco-tourism, organic gardening, and eating choices.

We are not people who meditate 12 hours a day on a mountaintop we rode a bike to from our wind-powered home in a macrobiotic commune. We are like most people – trying to find the right balance between the need to consume and our footprint on the earth and its future by doing so. We share one car – a 2009 Toyota Corolla (30 mpg). We keep our living space relatively cold in the winter and warm in the summer. We recycle everything possible, and more importantly, we are careful what we buy. Mindful consumption is about choices. We strive to help you make those choices through learning and discussion.

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The Mindful Consumer blog is a personal blog written and edited by Ron Exler and Sara Exler. For questions about this blog, please contact them: themindfulconsumer (at) gmail (dot) com.

This blog accepts advertising and sponsorship. In the future, Google Ad Sense ads may be served based on content of the blog and we have no control over the content of the ads. All advertising and sponsorship is clearly labeled and in the open.

We are not compensated to provide opinion on this blog on products, services, Web sites, or anything else. The blog does not accept paid article insertions. Instead, we are happy to hear about a relevant product or service and write about it ourselves. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely ours. If we claim or appear to be an expert on a certain matter, we will only endorse things that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement.

This blog does not intentionally contain any content that might present a conflict of interest. Ron and Sara pay all costs for the domain name and hosting. The contents of The Mindful Consumer blog represent our own opinions. If we mention on the blog a specific company with which we have an investment or other arrangement, we will disclose those connections in the post.

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