Explaining the Sustainble Lifestyle Theme

Here is a simple way of explaining a sustainable lifestyle theme to your students.

1. It all starts with resources.

This infographic breaks down the 4 resources: land, labor, capital, and entrepreneurship. It is essential to explain that we get our goods from resources.

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2. Scarcity: Our resources are limited

Once the students understand that resources come from various places, it is vital for them to understand the concept of scarcity.

The following infographic defines scarcity and uses the example of water to conceptualize it.


3. Sustainable Lifestyle

Sustainability is making the most of our resources, so they are not quickly depleted. This infographic explains the Sustainable Lifestyle Theme.

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The Sustainable Development Goals that fall into the Sustainable Lifestyle Theme are:

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Goal 15: Life on Land