EM SC 470
Applied Sustainability in Contemporary Culture



The focus of this lesson is to consider the negative sustainability impacts of food production, and investigate solutions to these problems.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • analyze the water footprint of various foods;
  • describe how improper fertilizer management causes dead zones;
  • define eutrophication;
  • describe the sustainability implications of food deserts and food insecurity;
  • demonstrate an understanding of permaculture philosophy and principles;
  • describe regenerative agriculture and appropriate technology;
  • analyze the sustainability impacts of community gardens; and
  • explain the benefits of fair trade certification.

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