Money and the Common Good
How do our decisions about spending affect the common good?
Participants learn about issues related to fair trade, fair labor practices, fast fashion, sustainability, and ethical consumerism. They consider ways to promote the common good by learning how their personal spending choices affect people across the world.
Every day, we make choices about what to eat based on our health and what we like and can afford. As global citizens who care about the good of all, we can also be aware of making food choices based on our impact on an interconnected system. This lesson helps young people balance how to use their money to make a difference.
Discuss and debate the issues related to fast fashion, its impact on people and the planet, and how the issue can be addressed to promote responsibility and the common good.
Young people discuss and debate the issues related to ethical consumerism and the common good, and consider how their spending habits reflect their values.