Online Education Resources SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Published July 21st 2020


SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production is all about consuming and producing sustainably, which means, trying to do more with less. Global food issues are complex. While supplies have surpassed population growth, 821 million people still go to bed hungry every night. Check out these resources to teach your students all about food sustainability.

The Global Food Challenge from Oxfam Education will help learners aged 7-11 to understand how global supply chains currently work; where our food comes from, and some of the challenges facing the small-scale farmers who produce it.
Learners can also explore how to advocate for a fairer and more sustainable global food system.

Check out the same resource adapted for ages 11-14 years old here. 

Updated with new facts, photographs and stories, Go Bananas will help learners aged 7-11 to discover where their food comes from.

Learners can gain a vivid insight into the banana supply chain and research the countries where bananas are grown. They will get to grips with Fairtrade and think critically about the enormous impact it can have on the lives of smallholder farmers.

Understanding Sustainable Living (ages 11 to 14) explores the concept of sustainability, using the Global Footprint Network to track current lifestyle choices and explores alternative options. 

Learn about how stuff gets from a clump of raw materials to your mall in this video series called the Story of Stuff. Their videos are informative and challenge consumers to make responsible choices.