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Tyndall Manchester

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Dr Alejandro Gallego Schmid coordinated the participation of 12 volunteers at ScienceX 2021

1 November 2021

More than 400 people attended the stand run by the Tyndall Centre.

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The Tyndall Centre contribution was entitled "The influence of your decisions in climate change!" and included three different activities:

  1. "Sustainable Neighbourhood Mapping". Using a climate change map, participants reflected on how they could make their neighbourhood more sustainable.   
  2. "The environmental weight of your t-shirt". Participants discovered the real impacts associated with the production, retail, wearing, washing and end-of-life of their t-shirts. 
  3. "New foods, lost foods". Participants were invited to smell samples of food items in dark containers (coffee, cocoa and wine) which are becoming harder to grow due to climate change. There were also samples of ‘future foods’ (for example, old and forgotten cereals which are being cultivated again). People started a discussion on how to reduce the impact of food production on the environment.

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