Consumerism and You

Waste in all of its forms is impacted by our overconsumption of energy and goods. This reference material was created by TREA, emphasizing themes of waste reduction, buying local, moving from dependency on limited resources to more resiliency thinking of possibilities for the future and how we each can take steps to make change.

This module  will guide you through the process of determining what changes you should make in your purchasing habits that will have a positive impact on your overall ecological footprint. This program was originally designed for Grades 7/8 but is now available to anyone to use.

In today’s society, it is easy for us to travel great distances, eat fruits, vegetables and other foods that come from far away, wear clothing for different seasons and produce a lot of garbage.                                                                                                                                    

We need to step back and think about over-consumption and how to avoid adding to the landfill. We need to incorporate reducing, composting, recycling, reusing, into our daily routines. We can still support the economy but in a more balanced way that looks at future generations.      

Climate change is making carbon reduction essential and thus as it impacts our lifestyles we must be much more responsible as consumers in order to make more informed choices

So let’s begin that conversation!!!