Get Real

Get Real
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  • Item #: 3362
This informative and fun guide encourages youth to become proactive in learning about the consequences of their everyday purchases. The book examines, among other things, the impact of water bottles and fast food on the environment, the worker exploitation involved in buying clothing, the added economic costs of not buying locally, and the rampant deception in advertising. Options for buying green and information about organizations that investigate these consumer issues are highlighted in each chapter. Illustrations are somewhat quirky, and the book is printed on recycled paper, increasing its appeal to teen readers. Frank discussions about an individual's impact on global warming, oppression of the poor, and a few positive stories about what caring companies are doing should have conscientious readers rethinking at least some of their economic actions. The author has written other children's books but here, directs this very browsable text to the teen audience.
Price $11.95
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