Reduce your footprint: Ecological Footprint Quiz by Center for Sustainable Economy
Ecological Footprint is an awesome site that allows you to find what your ecological footprint is (or as the site describes "how much 'nature' your lifestyle requires." It is a great site to use when you are beginning to talk about the Ecosystem/Environment and how our lifestyles can effect them!
The quiz is approximately 30 questions and some may be a bit tough to understand. However, each question does have a link explaining what the question mean/what it is asking. So I would recommend walking through this with your students. The site says there is a "kid" version of the quiz located at http://www.kidsfootprint.org/ but it does not appear to be working at this time.
|Live like me and we would need 6 Earths!|
The best thing about this quiz is the end of it. You get great suggestions on how to lower your footprint, which opens the door for further discussion and research. We are doing this in my class as a challenge to help make our city "Greener." My students have to create a presentation on what they found out about their own footprint, steps they need to take to lower it, and suggestions for the rest of the community.
|Another look at how my lifestyle compares to the rest of the country!|