You have decided to critically evaluate and redesign your household food system to make it more sustainable

You have decided to critically evaluate and redesign your household food system to make it more sustainable

Question Instructions

This assessment is a 7h open book exam. The assessment will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to use the information and skills taught in the related study blocks (ES5701 and ES5703). You are strongly advised to use textbooks, materials on Blackboard and class notes to help guide your thinking during this open book exam. You are expected to introduce information from beyond the study blocks and critically evaluate the primary research literature related to the question. Specifications 1. The exam question will be released at 9:30 am on the day of the exam on Wise flow 2. Ensure your answer is submitted electronically onto Wise flow no later than 17:00 on the day of the exam 3. Referencing style is flexible but must be used consistently. 4. As a guide you should include a minimum of 10 references for this work. 5. You should try to keep your answer below 2500 words, but there is no word limit. 6. Figures, legends, in text citations and references are not included in the word count. 7. Font Arial 11p Calculators permitted? Not needed Can students include drawings/ diagrams? Yes Any permitted reference materials (including external websites) All additional sources must be cited and appropriately referenced. Hand-in Instructions Please upload one PDF, containing your answer. Students must upload and click hand-in to finish. By uploading your answer you confirm that this is your own original work and is not plagiarised. Contact for Academic Queries: Use the chat tool that is embedded in WISE flow. Contact for technical issues: Use the chat tool that is embedded in WISE flow or phone the helpline 01895 268860 (9-5:30pm UK time) By continuing beyond this point, you confirm that you have read the information and instructions above, and understand the conditions of this examination. Exam Question: You have decided to critically evaluate and redesign your household food system to make it more sustainable. Having studied sustainability at Brunel, you will use the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) as a guide to structure your analysis, keeping in mind the 8 sustainability principles and backcasting from success. Use the ABCD methodology to structure your answer. Your answer must include actual examples of food in your weekly shopping that are routinely purchased and consumed in your household to illustrate alignments and misalignments to sustainability principles, and to highlight where opportunities (from ‘low hanging fruit’ to ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goals’) exist to be creative and redesign processes and/or change behaviours in your household towards sustainable consumption. Your answer may include political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental arguments to support prioritised actions for the transition towards more sustainable food consumption in your household, and to elaborate on the business case where there is one. You do not need to go into great detail about the food production system itself, except where it will help to support your arguments and explain the rationale of your approach. Where information or data is not known, or cannot be reasonably obtained in the time permitted, you should explain the approach you would take to get it (including use of other available tools). Suggested Information sources (in addition to course notes): Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems (thelancet.com) WRAP – Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts