Responsible Consumption

“There is something fundamentally wrong in treating the earth as if it were a business in liquidation”. (Herman Daly)

Responsible consumption is conscious and critical consumption, both when buying a product or contracting a service, and at home, making efficient use of the resources available to us (water, electricity, fuel, cleaning products, food, etc.). The responsible consumer is guided by social and environmental criteria in order to generate consumption that has the least possible impact on the environment and people.

The responsible consumption that we defend at the Canarina Foundation is based on two maxims: consume less and that what we consume is as sustainable and supportive as possible. In this sense, when it comes to buying, we must ask ourselves what we really need and choose products taking into account not only their price and quality, but also whether they have been produced in an environmentally friendly way and whether the companies that make them comply with human rights and the principles of social justice. In general, we support locally sourced and organic products, produced under criteria of environmental and social sustainability.

Photo: Jonathan Garcia