About

My name is Benjamin and I am the managing editor of ecokarma. Over the years, I have become interested in identifying simple ways of reducing my own carbon footprint. Overconsumption seems to be contributing to many of our earth’s largest problems. Through developing renewable sources of energy, a change in daily habits, and perhaps most importantly — a paradigm shift in our way of thinking — we can affect change. The world has come a long way in the last decade. The challenge now is to go much further and much faster, progressively eliminating waste by developing a circular economy that mimics nature’s loops and cycles. This is a worthwhile though difficult goal to accomplish. Many institutions and systems still appear latent, either consciously or unconsciously perpetuating our largely unsustainable and linear way of doing things.

Can you make a difference? Sometimes efforts appear futile on an individual scale. But, even the smallest change in daily actions, when spread across a great number of individuals will have a substantial impact. Multiplied across weeks, months, and years a new pattern can be woven. If it is true that every action is preceding by a thought, it can be gathered that shaping our way of thinking is of the utmost importance. Shown below are two common views of sustainability. While not necessarily incorrect, the image on the left does not convey the message the other image so effectively hits home: the importance of our environment. The environment embodies our society and economy and without it, neither would exist.

Two Views of Sustainability

My hope is to build this website into an authority on sustainable living and provide valuable information to eco-conscious readers. If you would like to talk or have any relevant feedback for the site, use the contact us page and I will reply within 48 hours. Thank you for your readership and support.

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Consume Mindfully

Ecokarma is part of the Top Shelf Media network. Our mission is to encourage mindful consumption. We believe that if we can help each website visitor find the right information or product for their needs, it will result in less waste and a better life.

We are dedicated to building web pages with well-researched, thoughtful, and comprehensive content. We think by preserving our independence we will be better able to objectively recommend services and products to our readers.

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UX.

An optimal user experience for our visitors is the foundation our websites are built on. With a focus on speed, we continually cut excess. The minimalist designs only load essential elements such as typography and images. This helps keep thing speedy on whichever device you choose to visit us on.

No Spam.

Everything from our newsletter, social media, to each individual web page have been designed to be — for lack of a better word — unannoying as possible. Ads do not feature audio or overly distracting video and each ad unit is clearly distinguishable from our content.

Freshness.

As you know, the world and technology are rapidly evolving — especially in the age of the internet. We do our best to keep our information fresh and relevant to our readers are always seeing the latest and greatest.

Readers First.

We strive to make each webpage reading experience enjoyable. When it comes to our curated product roundups and guides, we don’t want to push you one way or the other. In our top product lists and reviews, we present you with all the information. You take it from there and make the best choice for you.

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