Hack night to develop a tool for public engagement on food and climate change

by | Sep 21, 2018

We are running a hack night to develop public engagement tools for estimating the contribution of food to greenhouse gas emissions, as part of the Greenhouse Gas and Dietary choices Open source Toolkit (GGDOT) project funded by N8 Agrifood www.ggdot.org.

We have made a set of python tools and/or csv spreadsheet for you to play with which shows a breakdown of emissions and nutrition for a set of foods you specify e.g. what you ate yesterday, or your favourite recipe, or the average UK diet.

Date and time: Thu 20 September 2018 18:00 – 21:00 BST

Location: Schuster Building (Brunswick Street entrance – see map https://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/about/maps-and-travel/ near M13 9PL

Public engagement experts: we would be interested in your input into how to turn this into a webtool so members of the public could use these tools to find out about nutrition and greenhouse gas emissions of foods they enter.

Data hackers: you could play with different foods to try to find a nutritious and tasty low carbon diet, work on improving the visualisation of this complex dataset, think of neat optimisation tools, work with nutrition and emissions experts to improve the content, and/or participate in the hacknight competition to win £100 of amazon vouchers.

Nutrition, emissions and psychology experts: we welcome your input to improve the content of the toolkit including using other dietary databases (than the NDNS), improving the matching with GHG/LCA databases, and we hope you have fun working with the data hackers to improve e.g. the visualisations, and to participate in the hacknight competition to win £100 of amazon vouchers.

Please sign up here on eventbrite to participate in the hacknight https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/greenhouse-gas-and-dietary-choices-open-source-toolkit-ggdot-manchester-hacknight-tickets-49815008030

Email info@ggdot.org to join the GGDOT mailing list for information about code releases and other hacknights.