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Sustainable Lifestyles in a Changing Economy

Sustainable Lifestyles in a Changing Economy

by Rae Simons

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ISBN-13: 9781422296301
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Series: Junior Library of Money Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
File size: 15 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

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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