By Mike Poulin, Justice Resource Manager

Capitalism is another significant obstacle to sustainability. Companies focus on profit to gain wealth and fuel growth. Many companies’ profits rely on selling products. Making products that are disposable or irreparable that quickly become obsolete or unstylish means that companies sell more products to make more profit. We can resist the pull of capitalism by declining to buy single-use items, repairing possessions when they break and resisting the latest trends and fashions so that we aren’t always purchasing the latest thing.