Children, Commercialism, and Environmental Sustainability

“While not typically seen as an “environmental issue,” those concerned about the environment should be sobered by the increasing commercialization of childhood, as the same generation of children that is being encouraged to prioritize wealth, consumption, and possessions is the same generation that, if current trends continue, will need to drastically reduce its consumption patterns so as to prevent further global climate disruption, habitat loss, and species extinction.”

I am currently taking a graduate course on Sustainability, and have been reading many interesting article and books on the subject. This article stood out for me as it examines the connection between our current culture of consumption, marketing directed towards children, and environmental sustainability. It is an interesting read for parents and teachers alike.

via Children, Commercialism, and Environmental Sustainability | Solutions.

via Children, Commercialism, and Environmental Sustainability | Solutions.

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