Think of the "stuff" you buy and use in any given day. You might have a chicken sandwich and a
soda for lunch. You fill your car with gasoline. You call a friend on your cell phone. At school or
at the office, you print out dozens of e-mails and other documents.
Now multiply these everyday actions by all the days in the year, and by the billions of other
consumers worldwide. From gas-guzzling cars to clothes made in crowded "sweatshops," the
result is a significant impact on the planet and the world's people.