This video explains the role of dumpster diving in ensuring sustainability, reducing waste, and effecting change.
Students learn about wastage within the retail system, campaigns around dumpster diving, and how they can effect change.
Engaging visuals accompany this video.
It demonstrates the wastage happening in the retail system in America.
It provides information on ways to foster sustainability and prevent wastage.
Students should be familiar with dumpster diving.
Teachers could use this video in a lesson on sustainability.
Teachers could use from 6:37-7:05 to explain Damaging Out to 6th-8th graders.
Teachers could use this video to open up a discussion about the retail system in the United States and its merits and mistakes.
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The resource explores ways to improve sustainability and food security by reducing food wastages from retail stores in the USA. The dumpster technique has a clear veracity for replication. Thus, this resource is recommended for teaching.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Economics
D2.Eco.15.6-8 Explain the benefits and the costs of trade policies to individuals, businesses, and society.
Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.2 Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.