The ethically responsible consumer

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dc.contributor.advisor Waite, Gerald E. Hart, Emily Anne 2015-07-28T15:30:43Z 2015-07-28T15:30:43Z 2015-05
dc.identifier.other A-367
dc.description.abstract The global production and consumption system is broken. What we produce here in the United States is unethical and unsustainable. If our food waste were its own nation, its carbon footprint would rank third largest globally. Ever-industrializing monocultures, prohibitive legislation, and a shift toward nutrient-void, hyper-processed meals threaten to tum half the world into an oasis of useless excess and the other half into a food desert. How can a person live within this established, deeply flawed framework while making an effort to disrupt its dominance and change its structure from the inside? The Ethically Responsible Consumer project attempts to provide one potential answer to that question. For three months in 2015 I strove to demonstrate how an average citizen--a college student with limited time and a modest budget--could live a sustainable lifestyle that advocated for social equity, environmental health, and economic justice. During this time every item I consumed had to either be fair-trade certified, locally-produced, or up-cycled in some way (i.e. dumpster-dived or second-hand). An account of my journeys is documented through a series of daily blog posts that detailed my struggles and accomplishments, my findings and conclusions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainability.
dc.title The ethically responsible consumer en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?) en_US

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