The Christmas season is the busiest time of the year for retailers.
Caught up in the frenzy of holiday buying, Great Lakes Radio
Consortium commentator Suzanne Elston wonders if she’s lost the
spirit of giving:
In a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, more than half of the
respondents said protecting the environment should be a top priority.
But how we do that is up for debate. Now, a new book offers some
suggestions…and maybe a few surprises. The Great Lakes Radio
Consortium’s Wendy Nelson reports:
A report released this fall by the U.N. Development Program, found that 20 percent of residents in high income countries now consume a whopping 86 percent of the world’s consumer goods. Most of that spending comes now, during the holiday season. Great Lakes Radio Consortium commentator Suzanne Elston suggests that it’s high time we learned to live a little more simply:
While millions of school kids are returning to classes, the retailers of the nation are counting up the profits from the back-to-school buying frenzy. But as Great Lakes Radio Consortium commentator Suzanne Elston points out, maybe the need to have everything new for the start of school year is one lesson we don’t want to teach our children: