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EARTHDAY.ORG

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Career Skills

Resource Types

  • Assessments
  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus

Global

Sustainable Fashion Quiz

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Synopsis
  • This interactive quiz gauges your understanding of the fashion industry's carbon footprint, the environmental and social costs of this industry, and how to engage in sustainable fashion practices.
  • Students will learn that the fashion industry is a notable contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, fashion is partially responsible for deforestation and biodiversity loss, and buying from thrift stores is one way to shop sustainably.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This quiz is quick and easy to navigate.
  • Students will read about greenwashing, which can help them make informed purchases.

Additional Prerequisites

  • When students have answered all the questions, they should stay on the page to receive their results.
  • Students can share their quiz results on Facebook or X (Twitter).

Differentiation

  • Students can investigate textile and clothing manufacturing and find brands making sustainable choices.
  • This quiz can fit within a larger unit on various industries emitting massive amounts of greenhouse gases.
  • After taking the quiz, students can consider their shopping habits, audit their closets for fabrics like polyester, and evaluate how much they wear the clothes they have.
  • This quiz can support a classroom discussion on fast fashion and its environmental/socioeconomic implications.
Scientist Notes
This resource from EARTHDAY.ORG is a fun quiz highlighting the unsustainable practices in the fashion and garment industry. The quiz provides feedback for each question and links to excellent sources for further reading. This resource uses facts and statistics to illustrate the current problems in the fashion industry and to provide solutions for a sustainable future. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards

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