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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. This Teach-Out originally launched in April 2019. Since then, we've added a new module of content focused on food justice, access, and equity.

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?

What does diversity, access, equity, and justice mean in the context of our food systems?




1 week



U-M Credit Eligible



  • Michaela Zint


    Environmental Education and Communication