Agriculture and Food

Windy City Harvest

Modern food systems contributed substantially to the climate change problem we are facing today. Concentrated, large-scale agriculture requires food to be transported vast distances before it reaches your community, producing large amounts of greenhouse gases. Furthermore, large amounts of food are wasted at each stage throughout the process. This tool contains a primer on the connections between our food system and climate change at the community level, and the actions one can take to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste. Resources and brief case studies of regional community action are presented for each action item. This tool serves as a good introduction to the intersection of climate change and food, and it pairs well with a related climate action activity.


Investigate how climate change affects agriculture and food and learn how to take climate action in your community

High School
Time needed: 

15-20 minutes to read closely; additional time to explore linked content

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