If we want to take direct action towards a better world, there’s no single more important step we can take than to start divesting from the corporate system and start reinvesting in the world we want to see.
Our global corporations act like supervillains. They exploit people, destroy ecosystems, decimate local economies, deplete resources and cause climate change. And, they’ve taken over our democracies, making political change nearly impossible.
They have worked their way into every aspect of life, stealing value from our families and communities.
So it’s time to cut them off. Or, in the words of Queen activist Lizzo:
By divesting from these corporate villains’ destruction funds, we’ll have money to invest in local, people-powered economies. We can build systems that care for people and the earth, and create a safety net at the same time.
As we do that, we can invest in durable power together. So as we take back the economy, our political capital will grow. So we can take back our democracies, too.
And these corporate sociopaths are the the largest driver of climate change. So folks like Permaculture co-founder David Holmgren have pointed out that reductions in corporate consumption mean instant reductions in carbon. And this is something that can’t be achieved by efficiency measures alone.
Take the pledge for a better future:
Therefore, our plan is to take anti consumption seriously, put a goal on it and hold ourselves accountable. Our starting goal is to get 100,000 people to pledge to reduce their corporate consumption by 10%. If you’ve already achieved this, please sign on to add your name and show it can be done! Then we’ll set new goals. We’ll build a network of folks committed to rebuilding a healthier economy, and together, we will flex our political muscle.
Dear current and future residents of the Earth,
I pledge to reduce my consumption of extractive corporate goods and services for the good of my wallet, democracy, and my world. It’s time to dismantle this destructive system fueled by corruption, extraction and exploitation. Let’s replace it with local economies that care for the earth and people.
I urge you to take this pledge, too, and together we can grow a better future.Add your name:
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Then take it further!
If you’ve already reduced your consumption by 10% or more, get involved to help others do the same.