SUS - breakfast DE

Date: 2008-06-22

Breakfast and climate protection - Do these things have anything in common?

The project, "SUS-breakfast - how our food influences the climate”, will show pupils why and how the subject “food” is related to the subject "climate protection" by using the simple example of an everyday breakfast.

The idea is to have breakfast together with the pupils. The food is chosen according to region (transport), cultivation (organic or not organic / conventional), waste (packaging) and seasonal variations (in or out of season).

After the breakfast the pupils have to evaluate the products they have eaten. Afterwards the question why some pupils have had an environmentally friendly breakfast and other pupils have had an environmentally unfriendly breakfast is answered. While doing this they evaluate the criteria mentioned above. The criterion "in-season" can be worked out by using a season calendar.

The project can be used in different ways. It could be the introduction to a detailed study dealing with the subjects of climate protection and / or nutrition. It can also be carried out as an independent project. It is essential that the participants recognize the relationship between their own breakfast and climate protection and that they see ideas for their own concerns.


Today the protection of climate and environment has become an emotive subject and it is important in all aspects of our daily life. Especially as the consumers who live in industrial nations contribute to the warming of the atmosphere of our earth because of their lifestyle. This behaviour causes global warming. Pupils should learn to find their way with the aid of "SUS-breakfast" that climate change is a global occurrence which affects everybody but which everyone can influence. It is very important to demonstrate to the pupils the possible opportunities for action.

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