Challenge 3 | OCTOBER 18–24
Sustainable Development Goal:
#2 Zero Hunger
Partner: 4–H Ontario
Meeting Length: 20 min–1 hour
Last’s week’s glacial adventure was intense! Your transporting compass has landed you in Egypt, and the climate is hotter and dryer than you’re used to. Good thing the Nile River is nearby so that your Section can rehydrate! Back in the day, ancient Egyptians relied on the river’s seasonal flooding and irrigation systems—which moved water from the Nile to inland crop areas—to have more control over their agricultural expansion.
This week’s challenge focuses on farming and the challenges that farmers experience. Moving water to crops is a major part of Goal #2: Zero Hunger — not only does water transferring provide more crops, but it also has a huge impact on sustainability as moving water in the wrong way can be very damaging to the planet.
Let’s try tapping and irrigating water to make sure everyone has access to the farmed food they need, and that food is being grown in ways that we can continue to use for years to come. Find a GADGET (mug) to hydrate and water your crops and learn a bit about the challenges that come with moving water!
Feeling hungry? You can take action on this Goal in many ways, like learning where your food comes from, buying local, learning about nutrition, or reducing your food waste.