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dc.contributor.advisorWong, Wendy Siuyi
dc.contributor.authorBuck, Angeline Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-22T18:36:49Z
dc.date.available2019-11-22T18:36:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/36666
dc.description.abstractThis thesis identifies one of the most significant causes of carbon emissions (CO2e) which is the production and transportation of animal products from producers to consumers. To envision a speculative ecological future and design, or, an alternative present as Speculative Design advocates, this thesis references environmental policy processes for the implementation of a new unit of measure, the CO2e gram. Canadian food laws can be influenced by a third-party actor, such as a non-governmental organization, that will significantly aid in influencing consumers. To implement the carbon labeling system, this thesis references the organic and non-gmo labels, as well as the Rainforest Alliance certified seal of approval by the Forest Stewardship Council and their applications. Through a series of Speculative Design works for a carbon label system, this thesis argues that the projects within the system will provoke consumer awareness, enabling the public to think, question and adopt a low-carbon lifestyle. This movement will pressure the Canadian government to implement a new policy that requires food packaging to include the CO2e label, indicating that a product is low-carbon. This new policy will influence consumer behaviour, transitioning the public towards to a more sustainable lifestyle, through their eating choices, that will contribute to attaining a sustainable, post-carbon future.
dc.languageen
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dc.subjectEnvironmental studies
dc.titleSpeculative Design for Ecological Literacy: Envisioning a Food Carbon Emissions Labeling System
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineDesign
dc.degree.nameMDes - Master of Design
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2019-11-22T18:36:49Z
dc.subject.keywordsdesign
dc.subject.keywordsgraphic design
dc.subject.keywordsclimate change
dc.subject.keywordsenvironmental studies
dc.subject.keywordsenvironmental policy
dc.subject.keywordsfood policy
dc.subject.keywordscarbon labeling
dc.subject.keywordscarbon label system
dc.subject.keywordsgreenhouse gas emissions
dc.subject.keywordsenvironmental education
dc.subject.keywordssustainable design
dc.subject.keywordssustainability
dc.subject.keywordsspeculative design
dc.subject.keywordsspeculative design system
dc.subject.keywordscarbon emissions label system
dc.subject.keywordscarbon emissions
dc.subject.keywordsecological literacy
dc.subject.keywordssustainable consumption
dc.subject.keywordsglobal warming
dc.subject.keywordsenvironmental food studies
dc.subject.keywordsecological sustainability
dc.subject.keywordsmillennials
dc.subject.keywordsgeneration z
dc.subject.keywordsfood carbon emission count
dc.subject.keywordsplant-based diet
dc.subject.keywordsfood labeling
dc.subject.keywordsapp design
dc.subject.keywordsinstallation design
dc.subject.keywordscorporate identity
dc.subject.keywordsbrand manual design
dc.subject.keywordslabel design


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