The Global Footprint Network’s carbon footprint calculator is a fun, interactive, and revealing way for people to think about the various things in their lives that impact their carbon footprint. Click on the link above or the image below to take the quiz.
In order to get as much out of the quiz as possible, be sure to respond to the more detailed questions in each section. In addition, take note of the kind of information the quiz is asking for as you will be asked about those in the reflection question. And lastly, when you get to the end of the quiz, be sure to “explore scenarios” for reducing your carbon footprint.
Reflection Question: Was there anything surprising you learned having taken this quiz? If so, what was it? When exploring scenarios for reducing your carbon footprint were any of them realistic options for you? Lastly, does learning this kind of information (carbon footprint) or putting in relative terms (e.g. the number earths it would take to sustain life if everyone lived like you) useful or impactful in shaping your knowledge or attitudes towards environmental sustainability? If so, how?