Unit 2 Sustainable Design Year 10  March 2010
The paper will consist of questions that focus on sustainable design. <ul><li>20% of your GCSE </li></ul><ul><li>1hr writt...
The 6 R’s <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rethink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Reduce <ul><li>Why should we reduce food waste?   </li></ul><ul><li>How can we reduce food waste?   </li></ul><ul><li>Whic...
What does ‘sustainable source’ mean?   <ul><li>Sustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that is healthy for consum...
Carbon Footprint <ul><li>What is meant by carbon footprint?  </li></ul><ul><li>It i s the total set of greenhouse gas emis...
How to reduce your carbon footprint Eat foods produced near where you live Grow your own foods Choose foods that don’t hav...
Eat locally produced foods Local foods don’t travel far. There is less carbon dioxide from lorries and trucks Look at the ...
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 ...
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...
Packaging Packaging is used to protect and preserve food during its transport Packaging such as boxes and crates are usefu...
Leftover food <ul><li>Using the following list of ingredients, produce a sweet and a savoury recipe. You can use store cup...
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  • http://www.suschool.org.uk/transport.html This website has some good ideas about food miles. Choosing locally grown fruit and veg. If you buy butter made in this country, then no one has flown that butter to you in an aeroplane. If you are buying apples, then look at where they all came from. If you have a choice of apples from the Cape, South America, France or England - then choose the apples that grew the closest to you. Wool from New Zealand - Wool from Yorkshire? Spinach from Israel - Spinach from Lancashire? Oranges from California - Oranges from Spain? Wine from Australia - Wine from Italy? It&apos;s not that the products from these countries are not good quality products. It&apos;s just that buying the same product from a closer place will cut out massive amounts of pollution. Which is better for the environment. And for you! Oh - its good for our farmers too, it must be very dismaying for them when they cannot sell their apples because there are so many apples from other countries for sale.
  • Compare strawberries that arrive in the shops in spring (they have been grown under glass) with those that grow under the sun and are ready for picking in the summer. How much energy is used to produce strawberries in a green house? Foods taste better when they have been produced naturally rather than when they are forced to grow under artificial conditions
  • These links are excellent sites with support and resources available to help your school or class start their own vegetable gardens. Ryton Organic Gardens for Schools http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/schools_organic_network/ Growing Schools http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/growingschools/
  • Images from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisascenic/179344112/ (plums) http://www.usda.gov/oc/photo/98cs0430.htm (nectarines) http://www.usda.gov/oc/photo/02cs0604.htm
  • Year 10 Carbon Footprint

    1. 1. Unit 2 Sustainable Design Year 10 March 2010
    2. 2. The paper will consist of questions that focus on sustainable design. <ul><li>20% of your GCSE </li></ul><ul><li>1hr written exam paper </li></ul><ul><li>60 marks </li></ul><ul><li>Section A : consists of 15 short answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Section B : consists of 3 questions requiring answers that may involve sketches, annotations, short sentences or extended writing. </li></ul>
    3. 3. The 6 R’s <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rethink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refuse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can anyone give examples of how we could achieve these 6R’s in relation to food? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Reduce <ul><li>Why should we reduce food waste? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we reduce food waste? </li></ul><ul><li>Which is the most environmentally friendly way of reducing food waste? </li></ul><ul><li>What can be composted? </li></ul>
    5. 5. What does ‘sustainable source’ mean? <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Carbon Footprint <ul><li>What is meant by carbon footprint? </li></ul><ul><li>It i s the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event or product. </li></ul>
    7. 7. How to reduce your carbon footprint Eat foods produced near where you live Grow your own foods Choose foods that don’t have packaging Eat foods that are in season CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2
    8. 8. Eat locally produced foods Local foods don’t 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. 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. 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:// www.growinggrub.co.uk Growing Brussel sprouts in the Autumn
    11. 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. 12. Leftover food <ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>3 bananas </li></ul><ul><li>100g peanuts </li></ul><ul><li>1 hot cross bun </li></ul><ul><li>6 slices of bread – gone slightly dry </li></ul><ul><li>3 eggs </li></ul><ul><li>½ courgette </li></ul><ul><li>3 tomatoes </li></ul><ul><li>½ red pepper </li></ul><ul><li>1 pint of milk </li></ul>

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