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Calculating Your Carbon Footprint



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Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

  1. 1. Calculating Carbon Footprint What is carbon footprint?
  2. 2. Your Carbon Footprint – Your Impact A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment. The average carbon footprint in the world is around 4000 kg of carbon dioxide per person. What is your carbon footprint?
  3. 3. Quick Quiz As a country develops, its carbon footprint tends to decrease. True or False? Explain your choice of answer.
  4. 4. Finding Your Carbon Footprint Use the internet to work out your family’s carbon footprint and write down some ideas for how you could reduce this.
  5. 5. Your Task Write a formal letter to a politician explaining that you are worried about climate change and give reasons why.
  6. 6. Class Discussion What is carbon footprint got to do with climate change?