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Carbon Footprint: Home
How many planet Earth's does it take to live your lifestyle?
Explore science sources, biographies as well as mathematics resources dating back to 1987.
Environmental Science Standards:
(9) Science concepts. The student knows the impact of human activities on the environment.
(H) analyze and evaluate different views on the existence of global warming;
(J) research the advantages and disadvantages of "going green" such as organic gardening and farming, natural methods of pest control, hydroponics, xeriscaping, energy-efficient homes and appliances, and hybrid cars;
Before: Shoulder Partner Questions:
Do you consider yourself a consumer? How so?
During: Ponder This:
Write down interesting points, statistics, facts, etc. from the video, The Story of Stuff
After: Think, Pair, Share:
Clearly everyone needs to consume to live. What kinds of consumption are necessary? What types of purchasing alternatives are there? What kinds of consumption are unnecessary?
Less than 1 Earth: I am a planet hero!: 0 votes (0%)
1 Earth: I live a green lifestyle: 0 votes (0%)
2 Earths: I think I lead an average first world lifestyle: 1 votes (100%)
3 Earths: I live an above average first worldlifestyle: 0 votes (0%)
4 Earths: I live an extravagent first world lifestyle: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
TASK: Calculate your carbon footprint while recording results onto the worksheet. Due at end of class.
Complete the web lab while recording your ecological footprint as a consumer.
Reducing the Carbon Footprint by Anne Rooney
Call Number: 363.7 ROO
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
World at Risk investigates some of the major environmental challenges that we face today. These challenges arise from a rapidly growing world population, the pollution and waste generated by human activity, and our demands on Earth's limited resources.