youthxchange

address: http://www.youthxchange.net/main/introduction.asp
title: how to navigate/introduction

double navigation system: because of the sustainable consumption multi-levelled (local/national/international) and multi-dimensional nature (individual/family/community), YXC has developed a double navigation system:

NINE THEMATIC ROOMS: a showcase of case studies. All along the 9 thematic rooms, the navigation follows the evolution from individuals (1st level), individuals & friends/family (2nd level) to the community at large (3rd level). Contents are selected to catch the attention of young people even those not particularly interested/aware on sustainable consumption issues. The table below visualises this structure:

Table 1: from individual concerns to a better world!
YXC levelsThRYXC Thematic Rooms (ThRs)
FIRST LEVEL
The emphasis is on individual01RESPECTING OUR BODIES
02PACKAGING YOURSELF
03AWAKENING YOUR SOUL


SECOND LEVEL
The emphasis shifts to individual’s04LOOKING FOR A PLACE
first community (family, school,05CARRYING THE TORCH
friends…)06CLEAN UP YOUR FUN


THIRD LEVEL
As the journey progresses, YXC focus07SOCIAL BELONGING
switches to citizenship and real08PAY THE RIGHT PRICE
participation (community at large)09LOOKING AHEAD


UTILITIES BAR integrates different aspect of life (Education/ Work/Leisure…) and offers more detailed information on economical (e.g. wealth distribution, industry, trade, etc.), environmental (e.g. nature conservation, animal welfare, etc.) and social issues (e.g. basic needs - such as nutrition and education - and other needs – such as culture and tourism). Contents are organised in a more traditional way to be fully understandable/utilisable by both teachers & young people.