Consumerism

How can we address the challenge of too much consumption?

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Library of Things

Create places in the community where you borrow instead of buy items and can learn how to use them.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy

The Edible Garden Project

To engage & educate children about healthy eating; learning how to grow, cook and eat fresh veg.

  • Food supply
  • Consumerism
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

The Natural Curriculum Hub, Liverpool John Moores University

To promote the use of Forest School & outdoor learning approaches by trainee teachers & educators.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Consumerism
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature

Zero Waste Leeds

Build a movement to help make Leeds a zero waste city by 2030.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Think big locally.

Why consumerism?

Earth Overshoot Day is a calculated date each year when humanity’s consumption of resources that year exceeded Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources in the same year. In 2019, the Overshoot Day for the U.K. was 17 May. To live within our means – to moderate our levels of resource extraction, consumption and the resulting pollution – requires a fundamental shift in our collective behaviour and starts with our own attitudes towards consuming more and more stuff. If we are resourceful in outlook and actions, then we can address the fundamental issue behind the ecological crisis of living beyond our means.