Environmental Sustainability Session 1: Your Carbon Footprint

By carbon footprint we mean the net amount of carbon emitted by a person, a household, a business, an object, a country and so on in a unit of time. This carbon is the result of burning fossil fuels either directly, as it happens when you travel using a fossil-fuel based vehicle), or indirectrly, as when you buy a product which has been transported from a long distance, or one that required large amounts of energy to produce.

Watch the Youtube video below, then follow link to calculate your carbon footprint. Please complete the questionnaire, then post a document where you tell us what the response was, its meaning and what you could do to reduce your impact on the planet’s environment, given what you saw in the Youtube video.

The resources below are here to help you with this session. The documents can be downloaded to your device and web links can be viewed online. 

Website Links

What to do when you're finished ?

Keep a copy of your work safe until your first days at college. Bring it with you for your first lesson in this subject. 

Youtube Videos

My To Do List

This list shows you all of the different activites available through Virtual Priestley. You can tick them off as you go.

Don’t feel you have to complete every task, just do the ones you think are relevant to you.