Hungry Planet?

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Overview

Hungry Planet: What The World Eats

American photographer Peter Menzel and journalist Faith D’Aluisio have documented the most basic human behavior – our eating habits – in their project “Hungry Planet.” Read the instruction how to bring the discussion to the class room and how to work with you own consumption pattern.
http://time.com/8515/what-the-world-eats-hungry-planet/ .

unknown-topicGeneral Studies

Earth Sciences

                Geography

                English

                Foods

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Objectives

Learning objectives

  • Knowledge of Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption Production
  • Knowledge of consumption pattern around the world

Behavioural competences

Innovative on trash/waste as a resource
Recycling
Responsible consumption

Reflections

What are the consequences of your consumption?

Lifelong learning key competences

Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
Social and civic competencies

Preparation

Useful videos to introduce the goal/theme:

Action on (over) consumption (3 min.)

#GlobalGoals 12: Responsible Consumption and Production – Can you make it happen? (1 min.)

Responsible consumption — the soft power of story telling: Guido Palazzo at TEDxLausanne (t-shirt dilemma – 16 min.)

https://youtu.be/WlSHo61nRWw
Made in China – Factory of the World – Documentary

Instructions

Hungry Planet: What The World Eats

American photographer Peter Menzel and journalist Faith D’Aluisio have documented the most basic human behavior – our eating habits – in their project “Hungry Planet.” The project portraits what the average family in different countries eats in a week, and how much it costs.
– Present the 28 photos – http://time.com/8515/what-the-world-eats-hungry-planet/
Class discussion:
– What are the consumption patterns of your class?
– Which of the 28 photos do you think looks most like your family’s weekly consumption?
– How do access to food and the financial resources reflect these patterns of consumption?
Further work:
– Choose the photo you think is most interesting – or the one that surprised you the most. Why?
– Make a diary of your consumption pattern. Make a photo documentation e.g. take pictures of the food you eat every day – and by the end of the week combine it to make a poster (physically or digitally) and present it for the class.

Evaluation

Complete the reflection work sheet connected to goal no. 12

The first part of the work sheet is to be completed before class, but the remaining parts are to be used for summing up and evaluating the theme in class.

Follow up suggestions

Having seen the consumption pattern in the class. What can you do in general in order to live healthier and to reduce the environmental footprint?
Make a list!
How can you expand the good ideas, good routines and behavior to others?

Look at the other exercises connected to goal no. 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Print Outs

Reflection Sheet