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Date: 2022-05-27 Page is: DBtxt003.php L0900-PE-role-of-people-01a
PEOPLE IN THE SYSTEM
MANY CONTRIBUTIONS
ALL PEOPLE MATTER
PEOPLE MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT CONSUMPTION
People make decisions that optimize quality of life for themselves and their families. For most people, consumption is a big part of quality of life.
Food - Vegetables Food - Meat Housing Clothes Mobility Recreation
CONSUMPTION DRIVES ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Livestock Crop agriculture Petrochemicals Steel Auto Production Logistics
CONSUMPTION ALSO DRIVES ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS
GHGs Use of energy Extreme weather Deforestation Water shortage Plastic pollution
More consumption correlates to a better quality of life up to a certain level. Beyond that level more consumption may well have negative consequences, as for example too much food may result in obesity and diabetes or worse.
PEOPLE MAKE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIO0NS
AS INDIVIDUALS

Doing the work
AS DECISION MAKERS

In organizations
AS INVESTORS

Allocate financial resources
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