Use local shops rather than supermarketsFailed miserably to achieve this today,- but then, I did no shopping at all, so at least I wasn't swelling the coffers of the multi-nationals. My end of Ch K is not well supplied with independent shops, - a rather posh grocer cum deli(which stocks all sorts of lovely luxury foods, but would really not be the answer to any sort of practical everyday shopping) , a chemist (which I do use quite often) a handy ironmonger (but how often in my life is ironmongery really handy?) but mostly and joyfully a really wonderful flower shop.
I do believe passionately in shopping in smaller local shops where possible - but they do need to stock what I need to buy. I can (and do) get most essential Fair Trade goods at The Vine, our ecumenical coffee shop, but Ecover etc has to come from further afield. Still, I guess the aim is a state of mind rather than desperate anxiety about the fine details of practice...I'm out of the village altogether tomorrow (on a final university visit with Hugger Steward) but come Thursday, I think it's time I bought some more flowers. Of all things, flowers in my room remind me to love life!