UNSDG #12: Responsible Consumption and Reduction

Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

At the current time, material consumption of natural resources is increasing, particularly within Eastern Asia. Countries are also continuing to address challenges regarding air, water and soil pollution.

Since sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” net welfare gains from economic activities can increase by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole life cycle, while increasing quality of life. There also needs to be significant focus on operating on supply chain, involving everyone from producer to final consumer. This includes educating consumers on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing them with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

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2021
Wednesday, April 28th
9:40 AM

CloScan

Keira Feliciano '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Siman Hoffman '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Umika Arora '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Alexander Guo '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

La Perle de Savon

Alexander Vale '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Irene Liu '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nina Cox '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

The Burden of Luxury Fashion on Animals

Alexandra Orantia '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nooriyah Doriwala '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Taylor Baugh '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

10:05 AM

Addressing the Internet's Influence on Fast Fashion

Kelly Cruz '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Uchenna Nnawuchi '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Saamiyah Khan '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Mundus

Shiqi Cheng '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Braeden Cullen '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Alan Hernandez '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Kevin Lemus '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

11:00 AM

CompostYES

Ethan Dawes '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jazmyne Germo '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Catherine Shi '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM