Students teach others about aligning lifestyle choices to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals


Janie W. sharing information about the impacts of buying locally.


Concordia high school students in the Global Development Studies class held their annual marketplace on Tuesday, December 11th. The goal: to teach peers about how simple lifestyle choices and changes can positively impact the planet.

Students have been researching movements that counter the prevailing culture of consumerism, as overconsumption of resources is the root cause of many of our pressing global issues.

At the marketplace, students created displays and tried to share what they had learned with as many peers as possible. Students also created websites to synthesize what they had learned and share that information with the broader Concordia community. Please visit our class website and check out topics such as minimalism, capsule wardrobes, tiny houses, buying locally, the 100-mile diet, freeganism and more.