3. When Less is More

what is "sustainability?"

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  1. List the 3 pillars of sustainability:

  2. Explain in your own words: What is "sustainability?"

  3. List and explain 3 ways you can live a more sustainable lifestyle every day:

What is plastic pollution and how does it affect animals, humans, and the Earth?

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  1. What are plastics made from?

  2. Explain why plastic doesn't disappear when we throw it away:

  3. What are some health effects of plastics on animals?

  4. What are some health effects of plastics on humans?

  5. Explain why we cannot simply ban all plastics:

  6. Is plastic pollution a national problem or a global problem? Explain your answer:

Can you be happier with less stuff?

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  1. List the 3 results of less stuff and less space:

  2. List the 3 ways to have less stuff:

  3. Do you think having less stuff will make you more happy? Why or why not?

  1. When do scientists predict the hole in the ozone layer will be healed?

  2. Why does the researcher believe that if CO2 was black we would have dealt with it by now?

  3. According to these researchers, what is an effective way to encourage consumers to save energy?

  4. The Engage Project is trying to understand what types of messaging could convince people to change their behavior. What were some of the messaging angles they tried and which proved most effective?

Why are humans so bad at thinking about climate change?

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What materials or resources do you need to live your life?

To play the game at right, you must think about ...

• the five most important things that you need to survive

• why these five are the most important

• what you can manage without.

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Can we use our consumption to help others’ production?

This takes at least 30 minutes to play and can be played more than once with different variations. After each version you should reflect on the outcomes and how these might apply to trade (locally and globally).