If you really want to Occupy Wall Street…

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 16, 2011
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…and move your money to a local-based credit union.

How to Occupy America? Shop local. Vote with your hard-earned dollar. Avoid corporations that (now, “who”) you don’t believe in.

“Shop at local stores who provide locally made goods. Buy from local farmers. If more of us did this, we’d easily cause change by hitting where it matters most. Without the support of our money, the voting with our wallets as we do every day, wall street and the corp structure is merely a paper dragon. We’re in charge if we just make the right choices in a concerted effort.”


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


9 Responses to “If you really want to Occupy Wall Street…”

  1. Possibly the best response to the Occupy movement so far. If I am serious about wanting something to change – it has to start with me. I put my money where my mouth is…

  2. Anonymous says:

    If posting tweets about the zucchini you purchased at the local farmer's market helps you feel better about yourself, that's fine; it's not going to cause the executives at Whole Foods, Google or Citigroup to lose sleep. A year's worth of profits from selling old A&F shirts at Buffalo Exchange doesn't match the cost of burying even one American soldier who died in Afghanistan. OWS is about politics being controlled by money. Until we stop corporate funding of political campaigns, high rollers are going to run this country.

  3. […] Election Day is three weeks from tomorrow. If you don’t know what’s going on with your local and state elections, you have three weeks to find out. #Occupy Google. Get the facts. What referendums are on the ballot? What do the candidates believe? How have they voted in the past? Look past party lines and look at the people––do they stand for what you believe? Start thinking about next year’s election and while you’re on a roll, start voting with your wallet. […]

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  5. This problem didn't start with one big wrong choice. It started with all of us being apathetic, and so focused on immediate gratification that we were ok as long as we got our Whole Foods, A&F, and had Citigroup et al to help fund all of it. We are all accountable here. And YES! Hold politicians responsible, hold giant corporations accountable. But never doubt for one second the impact that your everyday choices make. Even if being true to your conscience, and helping a small business owner is the only impact made by your purchase…it is still important. And I believe that strongly enough to be non-anonymous about it.

  6. […] while your average Irish person got drunk on the wave of money washing through the country, what was going on below the surface went unnoticed. When the tide […]

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  8. Natali_78 says:

    Shopping locally can help to support small business and help people who offer quality goods to make some money. Somehow we used try trust big corporations and firms but we learn from our mistakes. Fortunately, we have a choice. Today if you want to open a savings account there’s no need to go the big bank, there are lots of alternatives (for example community banks) which are much more reliable than financial giants. In case we appreciate our hard-earned money we should spend it wisely and trust it to reliable people. There are lots of alternative services available today and I think that soon “too big to fail banks” will disappear from the market. If you need to borrow some cash you can apply for instant payday loans or turn to a local credit union and enjoy really good service.