Sustainable Food Teach-Out


What we choose to eat matters. Did you know that a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions come from food and agricultural systems? One way each and every one of us can take to reduce our impact on the environment is to change what is on the end of our forks.

Join other participants and a range of experts in this Teach-Out to explore the complexities of the food system and how we can, individually and collectively, create food habits that reduce our impact on climate change. We break down behaviors in three parts: 1) what we choose to eat, 2) where we source our food from, and 3) reducing food-related waste. We hope this Teach-Out inspires and empowers you to make changes you feel support our collective journey toward a more sustainable global diet.

This Teach-Out will address the following questions:

Why are food choices so difficult?

Why is food choice so important for reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

What is the difference between a beef hamburger and a plant-based hamburger in terms of environmental impact?

Where are my food-related emissions coming from?


  • Michaela Zint

    Michaela Zint


    Environmental Education and Communication


5 out of 5 stars

April 22, 2019

Gostei bastante do material, mas poderiam fornecer alguma certificação ao final.

5 out of 5 stars

April 18, 2019

Such an awesome course. It's great to know about the many aspects surrounding food production and consumption and the MANY options that we have to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our health at the same time through our diet (composting, more thoughtful buying habits, reducing meat and especially beef...) Although I already knew about the huge ecological impact of beef, it's great to see it backed and emphasized by experts. A huge takeaway is the emphasis on incremental solutions: e.g. if you are firm about continuing to eat beef, it's better to have a beef burger that is some percentage mushroom. You don't have to fully cut it out to make a difference.

5 out of 5 stars

April 3, 2019

Great course to better understand where your food comes from and why that matters!