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CONSUMERS EDUCATION

Conscious Consumer – this New American Dream’s website makes it easier for individual to support positive solutions in the marketplace. With easy access to local and online sources, plus informative videos shot around the world, this multidimensional site helps you be a truly conscious consumer. [www.newdream.org/consumer/index.php ] recommended

Consumers International - a great site on consumers’ rights to be informed, to choose, to be heard… and using consumption power to encourage ethical practices and support sustainable consumption and production. Here you’ll find news, events, and campaigns. One of our most favourite sites! [www.consumersinternational.org] YCorporate Watch - this small independent not-for-profit research and publishing group is a true gold mine for those interested in the social and environmental impact of large corporations. Have a look at Corporate Watch newsletter and companies’ profiles to know more about multinationals behaviours and act as a responsible consumer! [www.corporatewatch.org ] recommended updated

Escuela Europea de Consumidores – the European School of Consumers, based in Cantabria (Spain) is founded upon the proposals, agreements and community guidelines in the area of Consumer Policy and prioritises the European dimension of consumer education. Courses and workshops are aimed to bring students from different levels of education in touch with the world of consumerism, via practical, motivational, and ‘hands-on’ activities and games. [www.infoconsumo.es/escuela ] recommended updated specialised or technical site

Mmmmh! – do you want to become a cook? Or simply learn how to taste and choose the right ingredients? Mmmmh! organises cooking seminars and laboratories in order to let you know more about nutrition principles, cultural heritage, and biodiversity through entertainment! This organisation is based in Brussels, but the website is regularly updated with recipes and tips: really useful wherever you live! [www.mmmmh.be ] recommended updated YXC

New American Dream - check this nice, engaged website to discover full of smart tips on how to use your power as a consumer to create change supporting business practices that are safer for the environment and better for people. Find out how to ‘Live consciously, buy wisely and make a difference!’ [www.newdream.org ] recommended

Reciclar T3 - have a look at this Brazilian no-profit organisation and what they organize about recyclables: orkshops, lectures, courses, seminars, educational fashion shows... If you want to know more about joining functional and aesthetic value in recyclable, many examples are featured on the website! Brazilian version is also available. [www.reciclar-t3.org.br/html/en/about.php ] recommended YXC

Scrap – the School and Community Reuse Action Project’s website shows you how it works this educational initiative and how to enhance your creativity using scraps (and keeping valuable materials out of the landfill). You can get information on workshops and local actions or just be inspired about the many ways to reuse and recycling materials. [www.scrapaction.org ] recommended YXC

Worldwatch Institute/Good stuff - have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from, if antibacterial soap is good for your family, or how to recycle an old computer? If you've had these or other questions about the environmental and social impacts of the products you buy and use, Good Stuff guide is for you. It contains many of the tips, facts, and links you'll need to start making more informed purchases that benefit your health and the environment’. [www.worldwatch.org/pubs/goodstuff ] recommended recommended updated YXC

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