Sustainability - What is a Wants vs Needs
This month we are focusing on wants vs. needs. Your child learned what we “need” to survive and sustain a happy, healthy life and how that differs from what we want to have in the way of possessions.
Please take some time to review what your child learned and check out some or all of these websites.
Check out the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child and download the game to help facilitate a discussion in your family about wants and needs
PBS site has lots of games and resources to explore the idea of wants vs. needs and how to save money.
Explore consumerism with your older kids. How do advertisers target your kids? This website has some interesting lesson plans and ideas to bring up at the dinner table
Before you consume (or go shopping), check out these sites
Responsible Shopper: www.responsibleshopper.org
PBS: Affluenza: www.pbs.org/kcts/affluenza
Media Awareness Network: www.media-awareness.ca
Black Rhinoceros: www.blackrhinoceros.org
New Road Map Foundation: www.ecofuture.org/pk/pkar9506.html