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.
To meet needs without destructive
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.
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 create a set of routines, benevolent
To establish an economy that does
not deplete the source.
To do what is easy, to reduce
and stop destructive spending.
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.
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.
genetically modified items,
highly processed foods, synthetic ingredients, factory farmed meats and
dairy, produce grown with chemical herbicides, pesticides and synthetic
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.
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:
you well fed according to your model of what constitutes good nutrition?"