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How to reduce the carbon footprint


  • 1. Unit 2 Sustainable Design Year 10March 2010

2. The paper will consist of questions that focus on sustainable design.

  • 20% of your GCSE
  • 1hr written exam paper
  • 60 marks
  • Section A : consists of 15 short answer questions
  • Section B : consists of 3 questions requiring answers that may involve sketches, annotations, short sentences or extended writing.

3. The 6 Rs

  • What are they?
    • Rethink
    • Reuse
    • Recycle
    • Repair
    • Reduce
    • Refuse
  • Can anyone give examples of how we could achieve these 6Rs in relation to food?

4. Reduce

  • Why should we reduce food waste?
  • How can we reduce food waste?
  • Which is the most environmentally friendly way of reducing food waste?
  • What can be composted?

5. What does sustainable source mean?

  • Sustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, does not harm the environment, is humane for workers, respects animals, provides a fair wage to the farmer, and supports and enhances rural communities. Sustainability includes buying food as locally as possible. Buying local food does not guarantee that it is sustainably produced. Pesticides, chemical fertilizers, factory farming, hormone use, and non-therapeutic use of antibiotics can all be involved in local food production, so it's important to make sure that the local food you buy is from farmers or gardeners using sustainable methods.

6. Carbon Footprint

  • What is meant by carbon footprint?
  • It i s the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event or product.

7. How to reduce your carbon footprint Eat foods produced near where you live Grow your own foods Choose foods that dont have packaging Eat foods thatare in season CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 8. Eat locally produced foods Local foods dont travel far. There is less carbon dioxide from lorries and trucks Look at the labels on the food you buy Where has the food come from?Try to choose foods from the UK or as close as possible 9. Eat seasonal foods Fruit and vegetables are nice in the winter but it is too cold for some of them to grow in the UK They may have travelled thousands of miles from countries that are hot when we are cold It is your choice Choose UK fruit that has been stored, or fruit that has travelled the shortest distance Look for vegetables that are grown in the UK in the winter Transporting foods thousands of miles produces lots of carbon dioxide 10. Grow your own foods If you have a garden, you can grow your own foods They are fresh, tasty and free Try it! Grow your own vegetables http:// Growing Brussel sprouts in the Autumn 11. Packaging Packaging is used to protect and preserve food during its transport Packaging such as boxes and crates are useful as they prevent fruit and vegetables from damage Making packaging needs energy. This makes carbon dioxide Look for foods with less packaging Local foods need less packaging 12. Leftover food

  • Using the following list of ingredients, produce a sweet and a savoury recipe. You can use store cupboard ingredients (sugar, salt, herbs, pasta, rice, etc)
  • 3 bananas
  • 100g peanuts
  • 1 hot cross bun
  • 6 slices of bread gone slightly dry
  • 3 eggs
  • courgette
  • 3 tomatoes
  • red pepper
  • 1 pint of milk