Subjects: Science, Social Studies, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics, Geography, Math, Justice, Climate Action
This interactive web tool will allow students to answer questions about their personal choices and living conditions, see the many ways their choices affect their ecological and carbon footprints, and adjust their answers to gain insight into the changes they could make to reduce their individual footprints.
This resource provides insight into the many activities and choices we make each day that require energy, space, and resources.
Students will see that they can make a difference every day.
It would be beneficial for students to have a basic understanding of what an eco-footprint or carbon footprint is and know how to read a bar graph or pie chart.
Students will see their results in a pie chart, bar graph, in the number of Earths, and in their personal "overshoot" day.
This is a quick online "quiz" that can be accessed without signing up, and it can be retaken over and over to see the impacts of different choices.
Great question. This is a tough number to pin down. Global Forest Watch estimates that global annual tree cover loss was 25.3Mha (million hectares) 2021. You can see a map, charts, and more statistics here: https://www.globalforestwatch.org/dashboards/global/?category=summary&location=WyJnbG9iYWwiXQ%3D%3D&map=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%3D%3D&showMap=true