The Cost of Cool: Youth, Consumption & the Environment

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Video
Guide
Abstract: 

Hosted by Baywatch star, Alexandra Paul. This video shows teenagers the environmental price it takes to have the latest, "coolest" stuff. From T-shirts to sneakers, it shows the impact of their manufacturing process on the world's resources. The consumer cost of these items are compared to their environmental cost and offers a revealing examination of over-consumption. This video encourages teens to think about their beliefs and understand the effects for themselves and the world if we each consume more wisely. This is an excellent video to springboard discussion.

A 29 page Educator Resource Guide is also available upon request.

Author: 
The Video Project
Topic Areas: 
Culture
Source Reduction
Target Audience: 
Consumers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Enhancements / Connections: 

A 29 page Educator Resource Guide is also available upon request.

Pages/Length: 
26 min.
Date Produced/Published: 
5/1/03
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
Yes
Quantity: 
2
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Learning Resource Center & Library
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul MN 55155
651-757-2120 or 800-877-6300
resourcecenter.pca@state.mn.us