I have searched for ways to describe my views on commerce, ecology and the required balance between the two. I have stated I want to lighten my eco-footprint on the world, not live in a cave. I found a statement from the 14th Dalai Lama that espouses the balance and is also in balance with Buddhism.
“Over-consumption and wasteage of good, or excessive effot to make money, all of this is not good. By the same token, mere contenment should not be endorsed. Basically, contenment is something to iam at, but frugal living for the sake of it prevents development, and it is a deathlike living.”
the 14th Dalai Lama