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Shopping: The Choices We Make

Meets goals 12E, 13B, 15B

Affluenza (video)
Affluenza (video)
56 min., 5th grade to adult, A spoof TV special/documentary that takes a look at our over-consumptive, materialistic society.
Escape from Affluenza (video)
Escape from Affluenza (video)
sequel, 56min., 5th grade to adult, an excellent documentary showing how many people from all walks of life are scaling down their spending habits to attain a better quality of life and do less damage to the environment. The people interviewed give ideas on how to reduce consumption and live with "voluntary simplicity". I highly recommend this tape; it's better than the first video.

Other Educational Resources

Recycling: Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why
Story Time: Stories and Talks with the 3Rs Theme
Shopping: The Choices We Make
Aluminum Recycling: Resource and Energy Savings
Mini Materials Recovery Facility (MRF): How Recycling Works
Garbage and Health
Closing the Loop: Buy Recycled
Landfills: Design and Purpose
Environmental and Solid Waste Legislation
How Things Recycle: Composting and Vermi-Composting
Paper Recycling
My Environment - for Pre-K to Grade 1
A Short History of Trash
Glass Recycling
Art and Activity Books
Tri-County Regional
Collection Facility
510 North Pearl St.
Macomb, Illinois
Phone: 309-331-4782 or 309-836-5926