Hosted by NCW Libraries & Sustainable Wenatchee
Did you know that the things we buy can impact our personal health as well as the environment, society, and the economy?
Join us for Becoming a Conscious Consumer: The high cost of cheap stuff and how to be a better buyer to learn more.
Sustainable Wenatchee Executive Director, Jana Fischback will help us identify ways to make more responsible purchases. Jana will cover the ethical problem of all the cheap stuff that we buy, including global environmental and societal implications. Now, that can get a little depressing, so then we’ll talk about solutions!
First, Jana will share ideas for how to buy less. And then, she will teach us how to buy smarter in four main categories: clothes, groceries, everyday household goods, and electronics. She will also briefly touch on the issues of personal health, greenwashing, and advocating for manufacturers to take responsibility for the environmental cost of their products.
Sustainable Wenatchee is a nonprofit that promotes a culture of environmental stewardship and social sustainability in the Wenatchee valley. Jana is a Wenatchee native and earned her Master’s in Environmental Studies from Evergreen State College. She worked as a Sustainability Coordinator on the west side before returning to the valley in 2016. She co-founded Sustainable Wenatchee a year later. She is passionate about showing how social justice and economic sustainability are both intricately tied to environmental issues.
All NCW Libraries’ virtual events are free and open to the public. Events will be held through the Zoom digital meeting platform. To participate, register. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information. During this event, attendees hear from the presenter and then have an opportunity to submit questions to the presenter to answer live.
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