are intended as starting points for discussion and should help you generate
ideas of your own. Once you have a project, you are encouraged to go straight to
the 'Sustain-a-balls' checklist. To do this click on the icon above.
Alternatively, you may require a printable specific design brief, for these
simply click on the link next to each context.
The food we eat has a huge effect on the environment. In the UK it represents
about a third of our total impact on the planet, as measured by the ecological
footprint. Much of that impact is caused by processing, packaging and
transporting food. Design one or more food items that will have a reduced or
on the planet.
5): Sustainable cooking
(specific design brief)
Cooking outdoors on an open fire is a summer treat in many northern hemisphere
countries. In the southern hemisphere it is often their way of life. Investigate
existing practices of open-fire cooking and design and make a cooking stove
which is as fuel-efficient as possible.