Did you know that 61% of 18 to 24-year-olds buy something they didn’t need just because it was on sale? Or that, by 2030, it is expected that the fashion industry will use 35% more land for cotton and forest for cellulosic fibres?
In a society dominated by fast fashion and consumerism, it is vital that young people understand how the economy can be used to support climate action and sustainability.
In collaboration with FTI Consulting, we are delighted to launch a new teaching resource aimed at secondary schools and sixth-form colleges that explores how the economy can be used to create a more sustainable future.
Focussing on the fashion industry, students aged 11-18 will discover the difference between linear and circular economies and critically consider who has the power to drive change.
By the end of the lesson, they will also be able to identify what actions they can take to be more sustainable.
The resource comes as #FashionRevolutionWeek takes place between 22nd-29th April 2023 to raise awareness of the impact fashion has on the planet.
Thank you FTI Consulting, for supporting #ClimateAction and working closely with Young Citizens to develop a suite of classroom resources that teachers can download for free and deliver in the classroom themselves. Other resources we have created in collaboration include:
- COVID and the Economy
- Who Owns Your Data?
- Economic Cycles
- Mock Parliament Debate
- Filter Bubbles: tell me what I want to hear
- Fake News
- Lesson plans for teaching about the law in schools
- Learn more about what citizenship is
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