Understanding Voluntary Simplicity as a Form of Sustainable Consumption


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Which of the following terms describes the use of products and services in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment so that human needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations?

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1. Which of the following best describes Voluntary Simplicity?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this multiple choice quiz and printable worksheet to understand how voluntary simplicity impacts the environmental footprint caused by human consumption. To be successful on the quiz, you must be able to identify true statements and list examples of voluntary simplicity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Minimizing human impact on the environment
  • Definition and examples of voluntary simplicity
  • Effects of voluntary simplicity and sustainable consumption

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the voluntary simplicity lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of sustainable consumption
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about energy consumption in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the environmental impact of consumption

Additional Learning

To learn more about voluntary simplicity, review the accompanying lesson, Understanding Voluntary Simplicity as a Form of Sustainable Consumption. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining sustainable consumption
  • Describing voluntary simplicity
  • Listing examples of voluntary simplicity
  • Identifying reasons for practicing voluntary simplicity and sustainable consumption