Chapter 3 Consumer Choices 3 1 Consumer Ethics

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Chapter 3 Consumer Choices

Chapter 3 Consumer Choices

3. 1 Consumer Ethics • Ethics= guidelines for human behavior based on principles about

3. 1 Consumer Ethics • Ethics= guidelines for human behavior based on principles about what is right or wrong • Examples: Trustworthily, respect, fair, concern for others

Consumer Courtesy • • • Treating other with respect and courtesy The grocery store

Consumer Courtesy • • • Treating other with respect and courtesy The grocery store Public Transportation The salon Clothing store Restaurant

Dishonest Practices • Shoplifting= theft of merchandise from stores • Average family pays hundred

Dishonest Practices • Shoplifting= theft of merchandise from stores • Average family pays hundred of dollars a year in the form oh higher prices charged by businesses to make up for losses • Examples Snacking in grocery store Returning used goods Price switching Fare beating Using copyrighted material without permission

Ethical Issues for Consumers • You don’t like certain businesses business practices • How

Ethical Issues for Consumers • You don’t like certain businesses business practices • How would you handle the situation? • How can you bring about change?

3. 2 Responsible Citizenship • Meaning of Citizenship- you can be born into a

3. 2 Responsible Citizenship • Meaning of Citizenship- you can be born into a country or naturalization { process by which a foreign person becomes a citizen} • Citizenship= the way you respond to being a member of the community

Performing Civic Duties • • • Respect the law Pay taxes Vote Stay informed

Performing Civic Duties • • • Respect the law Pay taxes Vote Stay informed Jury duty Serve in military if called

Taking Responsibility • • • Observe community regulations Cooperate during a crisis Respect public

Taking Responsibility • • • Observe community regulations Cooperate during a crisis Respect public service employees Report maintained problems Take responsibly for pets Vandalism – deliberate destruction of property

Serving others • Volunteer= a person who offers services to a worthwhile case for

Serving others • Volunteer= a person who offers services to a worthwhile case for no pay • TEAM WORK AND LEADERSHIP Leadership= ability to inform and assist others

3. 3 Environmental Awareness • Environmental concerns • Ecology= a science that deals with

3. 3 Environmental Awareness • Environmental concerns • Ecology= a science that deals with the relationship between living things and the environment. {Study what happens when natural resources are misused and natural cycles are disturbed}

– Natural Resources fall into 2 categories 1. Renewable – plants, air, water, soil,

– Natural Resources fall into 2 categories 1. Renewable – plants, air, water, soil, can replace themselves over time 2. Nonrenewable- cannot replace themselves, used up! • Fossil fuels – energy sources formed in the earth- coal, oil and natural gas • • • Water pollution Air pollution Waste disposal

Government’s Role • Conservation – the careful management and protection of natural resources •

Government’s Role • Conservation – the careful management and protection of natural resources • Restrictions and penalties • Incentives • Funding • EPA ( Environmental Protection Agency)

What can you do? • Conserve Energy Less air conditioning Use less hot water

What can you do? • Conserve Energy Less air conditioning Use less hot water Use lights wisely • Conserve Water • Cut down on waster Reduce Reuse recycle • Be cautious with chemicals