Data Relate to Air, Water, and Energy Uses

Using the data you compiled under the Week 7 – Eco Moment (Dinner Data), discuss these questions:

  1. How do your data relate to air, water, and energy uses/abuses associated with the average American meal–is it greater or less than the average miles driven per day in a typical American car?
  2. If your meal included meat, dairy or eggs, be sure to discuss the water footprint of these items. How is carbon footprint impacted by plant-based vs. animal-based products?
  3. If your meal did not include animal products of any kind (vegan diet), discuss local alternatives for at least three main meal items.
  4. Visit the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture to learn more about food mileage:

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