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Global Sustainability and Food Value Chain

​​​​​​​​​Project Summary: 

  • This GLE project was conducted between DePaul University students, students from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland, the Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, and Meiji Gakuin University in Japan. The project allowed students to experience, view, analyze and apply sustainability concepts to food.  They learned to consider the impact food chain activities may have on sustainability.  The food value chain is the network of stakeholders involved in growing, processing, and selling the food that consumers eat—from farm to table.  Students were put into teams of 8 people and they worked together to create a value chain of a product brand and analyze that value chain based on the prompts for each stage. They brainstormed recommendations to provide to the product brand’s organization and their work was showcased in a final creative video.​

​Project Len​gth: 

  • 8 weeks​

 ​​Technology Tools Used: 

  • Zoom
  • Padlet
  • WhatsApp 
  • Microsoft Teams
  • GoogleDocs

​Interaction Mode: ​​​

  • Synchronous
  • Asynchro​nous 

 ​​Learning Outcomes:​

  • ​​Students acquired skills for intercultural virtual teamwork collaboration. ​
  • ​​Students acquired critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Students developed a global curiosity.

Mona Pearl

faculty name

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Management
Course name: Climate Change/Resilience: Impact & Responses for a Sustainable Future

Daniel von Felten

Institution: Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
Discipline: Facility Management
Course name: Facility Management

Reinout Klamer

Institution: The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Discipline: Hospitality
Course name: Hospitality

Sachiyo Sekiguchi

Institution: Meiji Gakuin University
Discipline: English
Course name: English

Partner Institutions

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States


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