HOMEMAKER'S PLEDGE
The Homemaker's Pledge is the decision to own our own place as co-creators of the world, through our everyday economic involvement. American style consumerism causes problems. To direct our nation toward health, we pick up our power to choose.

The Pledge:
To meet needs without destructive by-products.

There are two parts to the pledge. Reducing destructive spending is not the entire goal. Meeting human need well (without destructive by products) is the entire goal. There are plenty of ways to state the pledge. 

  • To create a set of routines, benevolent and benign. 
  • To establish an economy that does not deplete the source.
  • To do what is easy, to reduce and stop destructive spending.
The Homemaker's Pledge is the equivalant of a fiscal Hippocratic oath: Do No Harm.  To take the driver's seat of our economic lives, we need an instrument panel keeping us on track.  Ready to vote for Life with your dollars?
To bring this dream into material action - 
I give substance to my pledge.   I plege to notice and record my Score (how much  ?) destructive spending on FALSE FOODS.

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We manage what we measure.  We can easily measure our support of the industries that do harm.  The continual awareness of our own dollars spent on destructive industry is our lever on taking command of our impact on the world.

 

FALSEFOODS include:
genetically modified items, highly processed foods, synthetic ingredients, factory farmed meats and dairy, produce grown with chemical herbicides, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.

Solutions are at hand! 
Shop for organic foods.  Read labels and select only natural ingredients.   Join with friends to buy organic in bulk.   Go to Farmers Markets and meet your local farmers to acquire authentic animal foods and local produce.   Garden at home or join CSA for fresh produce.

Setting the goal to reduce money spent on destructive industry doesn't make sense unless we also set the goal to make sure that all human needs are still met, but in some other way. To complete the assessment of the whole situation, we can ask ourselves the question:

"Are you well fed according to your model of what constitutes good nutrition?"