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Title

Sustainable food production

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UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #13: Climate Action

Start Date

28-4-2021 9:40 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 10:00 AM

Abstract

Our group has chosen to focus on the UNSDG surrounding climate change. Specifically, we are passionate about ethical food consumption and production. Today in the US, food production is unethical. Industrial agriculture is damaging to the environment because of food waste, pollution, and irrigation. There is minimal action being taken to address the issues of industrial agriculture. The Green New Deal and Paris Climate Agreement are two proposed collections of legislation that address climate change but do not specifically work to combat the negative effects of agriculture. Our solution is to implement hydroponics in our IMSA dorm rooms and our school. This would help educate students about the negative impacts of industrial agriculture and help students see and understand how food can be grown locally. This would also help build a stronger sense of community in the dorms and provide more locally grown, ethically produced food within our IMSA community. We plan to spread awareness for our project using social media and intend to do fundraising to raise the money needed. We will write a letter proposing our idea to the IMSA board and work with club Terra to make sure our project becomes a yearly activity for students.

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Apr 28th, 9:40 AM Apr 28th, 10:00 AM

Sustainable food production

Our group has chosen to focus on the UNSDG surrounding climate change. Specifically, we are passionate about ethical food consumption and production. Today in the US, food production is unethical. Industrial agriculture is damaging to the environment because of food waste, pollution, and irrigation. There is minimal action being taken to address the issues of industrial agriculture. The Green New Deal and Paris Climate Agreement are two proposed collections of legislation that address climate change but do not specifically work to combat the negative effects of agriculture. Our solution is to implement hydroponics in our IMSA dorm rooms and our school. This would help educate students about the negative impacts of industrial agriculture and help students see and understand how food can be grown locally. This would also help build a stronger sense of community in the dorms and provide more locally grown, ethically produced food within our IMSA community. We plan to spread awareness for our project using social media and intend to do fundraising to raise the money needed. We will write a letter proposing our idea to the IMSA board and work with club Terra to make sure our project becomes a yearly activity for students.