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Your Assignment


To research and learn about how sustainability (and lack of sustainability) and nutrition are related by exploring a specific topic from the film, Food, Inc.

To share new, interesting, and reliable information with your classmates by effectively finding, evaluating, selecting, and using sources of information.

To use information ethically by using APA internal citation in your research paper and including an APA style References page at the end of your paper and PowerPoint. 


Choose a topic covered in the Food, Inc. film or another sustainability topic.  You will be researching an aspect of your topic in detail over the course of this semester. Eventually, after carefully finding credible information, you will create a trifold poster that will be presented to your classmates in the last few weeks of this course.For each of your sources, you must turn in a summary/analysis paper.  


2 Website Evaluation sheets  (evaluations of 2 RELIABLE website 

2 Summary/Analysis Papers on a MAGAZINE article found using our library databases

2 Summary/Analysis Papers on a PEER REVIEWED article found using library databases 

Trifold poster that highlights the BEST and MOST INTERESTING information you found from the above sources.





What is sustainability?

Sustainability has a million different definitions that can be applied to a million different subjects.  For this class, we will focus on the following definitions of the term:

From World Conservation Union in Caring for the Earth (1991):

Sustainability is ‘improving the quality of life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems’

 From the UN Commission on Environment and Development Brundtland Report:

Sustainability can be defined in terms of meeting ‘the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. 



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