The presented environmental ILS employs the socioeconomic inclusive impact approach. In this activity we place our focus on the eating habits of people and how those habits contribute in Climate Change. Students are challenged to rethink what they eat and reflect on how their personal choices can have an impact locally and globally.

Learning Objectives:

After this activity, students should be able to:

  • Understand how can our food choices affect the environment and the production of greenhouse emissions
  • Understand how the production of food affects greenhouse gas emissions
  • Understand to reduce their Carbon Dioxide footprint by changing their diet

This activity may be used as a standalone project. At the same time, if a teacher would like to design a holistic engaging student’s enterprise “Greenhouse gases” (for secondary education schools) a set of three lessons could be used as a starting point.

Before the present activity students can engage in a activity that is about science behind the greenhouse gases and the Greenhouse effect (Friends or foes?). Then they may engage in the current activity that focuses on the socioeconomic impact (What's your diet's footprint?). Finally, they can participate in one last open schooling-designed activity during which they can raise awareness about human-produced Greenhouse gases and their impact within their own community (Reducing Human Emissions).

The ILS design is following the principles of the universal design for learning (UDL) for inclusive learning.

Reviewers: Nikoletta Xenofontos and Tasos Hovardas

This activity was developed in the framework of the InSTEAM project.

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