Focus on Responsible Consumption Learning pathway: Ages 11-14

Published on 11.15.2021
Middle School
Life and earth sciences

15 min read

Why is “responsible consumption” so important and how do we achieve it? First, we need to understand the “carbon footprint” of the items and devices we use every day. From their production in factories to their disposal, they each have their own “life cycle”, consuming energy at each stage. By taking care of these items and them, we can contribute to a virtuous “circular economy”. Learn what all these terms mean here.


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