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Sustainable Lifestyles in a Changing Economy

Sustainable Lifestyles in a Changing Economy

by Rae Simons

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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 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422217719
Publisher: National Highlights Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: Junior Library of Money Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
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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