Waiter There's Gas in My Food! Wait, There's Gas in My Food?

http://progdb.com /programs/39-waiter-theres-gas-in-my-food-wait-theres-gas-in-my-food


A reproduction of an exhibit at the California Academy of Science, San Francisco. This passive demonstrates how our everyday food choices contribute to global warming through an interactive display.

When: Thu, Jan 01, 2009 8:00 AM - Sat, Jan 31, 2009 8:00 PM PST

Where: Suites

Who organized the event

Resident Assistant

Detailed description

The content for this passive came from an exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The display challenges residents to create a menu for one day, and informs them how much their menu selections contributes to carbon emissions and global warming. The display also offers tips for how the resident can lower their impact and become more environmentally conscious.

To re-create the program, you would need to see the display at the Academy, or understand the general gist for how the scoring system works. Foods that require a lot of energy in terms of preparation receive higher contribution scores (like red meat) while foods like grains and vegetables/fruits receive lower scores.

Active or Passive?



Wellness & Prevention

Faculty Participant


Faculty involvement


Notes and File Attachments

Public note from Paul Brooks on Thu Nov 19 2009 at 2:24 AM

Paul Brooks

"Waiter, There's Gas in My Food" has been re-born for SRAP 2009!

I never did find out what happened to the first display. All I know is that it never made it back into the passive library after someone borrowed it during spring quarter 2009 :(

Picture Waiter_There_s_Gas_in_My_Food_Reborn.JPG (2 MB)

Public note from Paul Brooks on Fri Jan 23 2009 at 11:43 AM

Paul Brooks

All Printouts for "There's Gas in My Food" display. Some files requires Inspiration 8 to view and/or modify.
Visit http://www.inspiration.com/Freetrial to download a 30-day free-trial of the software.

Zip Document There_s_Gas_in_My_Food.zip (87.7 KB)

Public note from Paul Brooks on Fri Jan 23 2009 at 11:32 AM

Paul Brooks

"There's Gas in my Food" picture 1 of 2

Picture There_s_Gas_in_my_Food_1.jpg (1.9 MB)

Public note from Paul Brooks on Wed Jan 21 2009 at 4:45 PM

Paul Brooks

"There's Gas in my Food" picture 2 of 2

Picture There_s_Gas_in_my_Food_2.jpg (1.8 MB)

Public note from Andy Schuster on Wed Jan 21 2009 at 10:58 AM

Andy Schuster

I heard this was great, I hope I can come see it soon!