A computer-based game developed by Take a Bite Out Of Climate Change that shows the carbon footprints (in gCO2e) of different food items. The objective of the calculator is to select different items from a list, ranging from apple pie with cream to lentils, to meat and observing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted. Some of the items selected can further be broken down into the components making up the item. For example, the item apple pie with cream (604gCO2e) can be broken down into apple (44gCO2e), sugar (48gCO2e), flour (30gCO2e), butter (158gCO2e), cream (24gCO2e) and oven (10mins, 301gCO2e). Thus, the individual emissions may also be noted.
Students will be introduced to the carbon footprints of different food items. They will further be able to visualize how some items are created and why they have higher emissions than other items.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What is the carbon footprint of a typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
- What is the carbon footprint of lentils? Of Steak? Of Chicken Tikka Masala?
- What is the carbon footprint of baked versus fried snacks?
About the tool
|Tool Name ||Take a Bite Out of Climate Change|
|Discipline ||Environmental Sciences |
|Topic(s) in Discipline ||Climate Change Overview, Agriculture, Food Security|
|Climate Topic ||Climate and Food Security; Climate and Agriculture|
|Type of tool ||Game|
|Grade Level ||Primary School, Middle School, High School, Undergraduate|
|Location ||Global |
|Language ||English |
|Developed by ||TAKE A BITE OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE|
|Hosted at ||TAKE A BITE OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE|
|Access ||Online |
|Computer Skills ||Basic |