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Author

NowThis Earth

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Health

Resource Type

  • Videos, 2 minutes, 37 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Global, North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New York, New York City

Format

YouTube Video

Food Truck Encourages People to Eat Less Meat

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Synopsis
  • This video highlights a food truck serving "chicken" satay during Climate Week NYC by World Animal Protection and Daring Foods. 
  • Joe Loria, a representative from World Animal Protection, discusses the need for reduced meat consumption to address climate change. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This video shows that eating plant-based foods can be delicious.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Climate Week NYC happens every year.
  • The end of the video directs you to this website, where you can take action to reduce your meat consumption. English students could take the challenge and keep a journal or tell their story through a public speaking piece.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
The resource shows sustainable actions taken to reduce carbon footprints from meat consumption and the need to adopt a plant-based meal planner. The activity is valid and this resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS.LS2.7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
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