Originally Posted by purrpelle
plus, veg*ns are so spread out. I can't find a veg*n to date let alone refinance my mortgage.
LOL no kidding. It'll be a big inconvenience to say the least. For example, I recently bought some paper for my printer. I could've walked down to the Staples and picked up a ream for $10, but instead I wanted it to be from an eco-friendly paper company. I ended up spending $50 to have it shipped from Phoenix (in 100% post-consumer recycled packaging, of course
). A big pain in the ass, but still a great feeling.Elena
, that makes sense; I'm not going to change anyone. But I still think it's possible to limit my support of their lifestyle, and in so doing, I can reward the good guys. It's especially effective with big ticket items (house, car, boat, etc).bstutzma
, I hear you. But I know it can be done without going to such extremes as you mention. Check out the Jain community (uber vegetarian Hindus in India), they do exactly what I'm talking about--limiting their economic commerce to within their own group, and according to all the articles I've read, Jains are very affluent, industrious members of society. Hardly the mountaintop gurus you'd expect.
Or for that matter, the Jewish community is very supportive of its own, and we see how successful it's made them. So historically, it's possible to forge economic exclusivity within your "clan" and still flourish.
Update: Hey I just did a google search on "vegetarian business directory", and I got a few sites that may be worthwhile. Still, I wonder if the VB
community can put up its own, based on the great membership we've got here. Maybe we can start with a "classifieds" section.