Sustainable Lifestyles in a Changing Economy

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Living sustainably means making sure you and the rest of the world have enough resources to live comfortably in the future.

Sustainable living is good for the environment and your wallet.

One of the most important steps toward sustainability is figuring out what you really need and not just what you want.

To live sustainably you need to ...

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Overview

Living sustainably means making sure you and the rest of the world have enough resources to live comfortably in the future.

Sustainable living is good for the environment and your wallet.

One of the most important steps toward sustainability is figuring out what you really need and not just what you want.

To live sustainably you need to beware of advertising and impulse buying, which makes you purchase things you don't really need or want.

You can start living more sustainably right now.

Learn all this and more in Sustainable Lifestyles in a Changing Economy.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This text is part of the "Junior Library of Money" series specifically focused on introducing young adults to issues related to the world of money. This particular text, focusing on sustainable lifestyles in a changing economy, contains 26 detailed chapters that begin with a general introduction to the question "What is a Sustainable Lifestyle?" and then proceed to discuss everything from what people actually need to live and survive to what happens when individuals and countries create unsustainable situations that directly impact their future. The highlight of this text is to focus on small steps that the average person can take to create a sustainable lifestyle; recycling, food choices, energy considerations, and shopping choices all get a careful look. One aspect of this series, the "Here's What You Need to Remember" section, is especially good in this text as it helps to focus teen readers on what they need to keep in mind as they leave the book and go out into the world to follow its suggestions. The "Further Reading" and "Find Out More on the Internet" sections provide additional useful information. This book, and the series in general, provides an interesting look at issues with financial issues and implications that young adults should be able to read and understand as they start to focus on making more of their own decisions. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422217719
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Junior Library of Money Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

What Is a Sustainable Lifestyle? 8

What Do You Really Need to Live? 10

What Don't You Really Need to Live? 12

The Effects of Unsustainable Living on Your Finances 14

The Effects of Unsustainable Living on the Planet 16

Roadblocks to a Sustainable Lifestyle 18

High Expectations 20

Buying Things You Don't Really Need 22

Do Things Make You Happy? 24

Advertising 26

Goals for Sustainable Living 28

Small Steps: Recycle, Reuse, Reduce 30

Small Steps: Eat Less Meat 32

Small Steps: Grow Your Own Vegetables 34

Small Steps: Can, Freeze, and Preserve 36

Small Steps: Use Less Energy 38

Small Steps: Shop at Secondhand Stores 40

Small Steps: Use Less Plastic 42

Small Steps: Think Before You Buy 44

Big Steps: Change the World! 46

Big Steps: Good-Bye to Fossil Fuels 48

Big Steps: Living Smaller, Living Slower 50

What Is Wealth? 52

You and the Planet 54

Here's What You Need to Remember 57

Words You Need to Know 58

Further Reading 60

Find Out More On the Internet 61

Index 62

Picture Credits 63

About the Author and Consultant 64

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