Consume This - Buying That Matters

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Web Site
Abstract: 

This 40-page booklet from the Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention is aimed at 14- to 18-year-olds. The information and resources provided in the booklet focus on sustainable consumption and help to raise awareness among youth about the effects that their choices have on the environment. Issues addressed in the booklet, including; resource conservation, consumer behavior, and environmentally-friendly production; are presented in a manner relevant to teens. Examples such as "The Life-Cycle of a T-Shirt", "What's in a Soccer Ball", and "How to Pack a Litterless Lunch" introduce young people to the concept of sustainable consumption using a practical and relevant approach.

The information and resources provided in the booklet help to raise awareness among youth about the effects that their choices have on the environment. By illustrating simple ways to reduce personal environmental impacts we hope the booklet will empower youth to participate in sustainable consumption activities in their own lives and in their communities.

To download a free PDF of the publication, visit http://www.mysustainablecanada.org/publications/case-studies/79-consume-....

Author: 
Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention
Topic Areas: 
Conservation
Stewardship
Resource Management
Source Reduction
Target Audience: 
Consumers
Grades 7-9
Grades 10-12
All
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
40 pp.
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No