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English Research Links

These links will inform your Research Questions and Critical Thinking Questions

INT- US The Story of Consumption explains how we chose to become consumers to solve our historic economic problems. But maybe this is causing more problems than we thought it would: Link 1(7:00) (V) 8-12

INT-US Are we a disposable society? When we throw things away, do we know where it goes? Does anything actually go away? Link 2 (5:32) (V) 8-12

INT-US- This article outlines a few of the environmental impacts of our increasing need for more and more clothing and the production process of clothing: Link 3 (W)  7-12 

INT-Follow the lifecycle of a t-shirt. Notice the social and environmental impact as the t-shirt travels from one destination to another. Link 4 (W)  6-12

INT - The tip of the iceberg, what’s most obviously driving consumerism into our society is advertising. This article explores how Ads create needs where there were none, and its turning necessities into luxuries: Link 5 (W) 10-12

INT- A lot of the products we use aren’t made anywhere near where we live and are made by people who we have never met. Sometimes these products aren’t made under legal labour conditions. Learn 11 facts about sweatshops here! Link 6 (W)  6-12

INT- Find out the difference between non-degradable, biodegradable, and compostable materials.  Link 7  (W) 10-12

INT- Here’s a  reason to reduce your reliance on plastic bags (and plastic in general) – a floating mass of garbage twice the size of Texas in the North Pacific Ocean: Link 8 (2:43). (V) 5-12

INT- Here are some enlightening facts that should help you understand how massive our waste problem really is, and how recycling can help to alleviate it: Link (W) 5-12

INT - But recycling isn’t the cure all solution, not everything can be recycled, and it still uses a lot of unnecessary energy. Instead you should reduce your consumption first, reuse your items then as a last choice recycle. Link 10 (W)  5-12 

INT- This list identifies and describes all the different types of materials that are used to package items, and their purpose.  Link 11 (W) 5-12  

INT-US- Different types of packaging have a different impact on the environment based on how or if they can be recycled. Something we sometimes forget, is the environmental impact of producing the materials that we use to package. Glass: Link 12 (W)  6-12


Case Study Links:

US - Here is a campus that is using innovative alternatives to get rid of plastic bags: Link 13 (V & W) 8-12

BC - Churchill youth are fighting against bottled water. Find out more: Link14 (V & W) 8-12

BC - Most of what we throw away can be reused, composted, or recycled. Learn more about how Brockelhurst Secondary addressed this issue: Link15 (V & W) 8-12