Ethical Consumerism & Fair Trade for Youth Work

Engage young people on the topics of global education and ethical consumerism

This resource looks at one aspect of global education, ethical consumerism, and provides tools with which to engage young people on a topic that is familiar to them thus giving them the confidence to learn and act on an issue of global justice. Any topic is best taught over time in order to reinforce people’s learning and global education is no different. This resource provides short term activities that you can use to introduce young people to the topics of Ethical Consumerism (including Fair Trade, Child Labour, Climate Change) and also sustained activities or actions that can provide learners with an in-depth experience of the issues. The cycle of global education is one of learning, reflection, and action which leads to additional learning and so on. The activities contained in this resource support that cycle.