Anne-Frank-Schule Bargteheide (2018)

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Environmentally-friendly Nutrition: changing food production and consumption (2018)

Johan Rockström summarises the challenge nicely: “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets targets for ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. Food is central to achieving this ambitious agenda, as it lies at the heart of most of the 17 SDGs. Food systems are the main cause of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the main user of fresh water, the leading cause of biodiversity loss, the main driver of land-use change and the main cause behind human interference in biogeochemical cycles such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Nothing short of a global transformation of the food system will be needed to stand any chance of reaching all 17 SDGs. In short, if we get it right with food, we get it right with everything else.”

The Team

We are Svea, Annika, Leon, Lennart, Aaron and we are in the 11th grade. We are the YES-Project group of the Anne-Frank-School Bargteheide. (The Anne-Frank-School Bargteheide is an undenominational school). Our topic for the YES-Project is: “Environmental friendly Nutrition – Changing Food production and consumption“.

On one hand, more and more people start thinking about where our food comes from, and how it is produced. On the other hand, you can see a rise in the consumption of processed foods, that aren’t produced locally. Especially the consumption of meat, which is a big burden to the environment, is a growing problem in our society. This controversy between those facts is it, what makes it so interesting for us because we want to contribute something to change this.

It’s the controversy between those facts which makes this topic so interesting for us. Now we want to contribute something to change this and raise awareness.

Our goal with our work for the YES-Project is to find sustainable solutions for the issues mentioned above and to make a positive impact.

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