What is ethical consumerism?

Posted by Peter MUIR


This week is ‘Ethical Consumer Week’ at DC.  The students organising this week have prepared a number of activities for students to take a part in – quizzes, games, a role-play, displays – all aiming to improve understanding of ethical consumerism that hopefully leads to principled action (IE us being an Ethical Consumer!).

As a part of the week students will be sharing related clips in the daily bulletin.  Here is the first clip …

Everyone loves a bargain, but how often do we think of the origins of the products we buy? Who made these products, under what conditions and at what cost to the environment? This clip tackles the issue of ethical consumerism, focusing on the global consumer, ethics, sustaining our future, fairtrade and consumer choice.