What’s For Lunch?

Students will look at energy consumption associated with food production and transportation.

79 Classrooms

Learning Outcomes

  • will understand the concept of food miles and carbon footprints
  • will understand the importance and benefits of local farming


Complete one of the following options. Each option is worth the same number of points. You will only be able to submit work and get points for one option.

Option 1: Create your own community initiative

Students will research locally produced food and create a recipe or class cookbook using only local ingredients.

Option 2: Calculate the carbon footprint of your lunch

Students will determine the origin of items in their lunch and calculate the meal’s carbon footprint.

Classrooms who have completed the challenge

Energy savings by the numbers

water_works 118,468 Litres of water conserved
hour_no_power 3,273 Hours of no power
take_home 25,944 Items Kept from Landfill