In this fun and inspiring video, Umbra tells her story of when she decided to sell her car and go car-free.
Students learn about the financial and environmental impact of car ownership and learn about alternative modes of transportation.
Additional sources are provided in the description of the video.
This woman's story is an inspiration to all who want to take action. It shows how one person's decision can impact the environment and inspire others.
There is a Google Sheet in the description that students and/or families can adapt to weigh the costs and benefits of owning a car.
Students in math class could calculate the fixed and continuing costs of owning a car vs. owning an e-bicycle.
Support group: The teacher could pause the video to discuss each part and check students' understanding.
Extension group: Students could make a similar video and discuss the benefits of public transportation in detail.
This video could be used in a discussion about alternative modes of transportation to reduce CO2 emissions.
This 4-minute video uses one person's decision to go carless to explore the impact (both financial and environmental) of car use. Alternative transportation options and lifestyle choices are presented. This is a short, clear resource with sources provided in the video description. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Economics
D2.Eco.1.3-5 Compare the benefits and costs of individual choices.
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.6.9-12 Evaluate the impact of human settlement activities on the environmental and cultural characteristics of specific places and regions.