IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Environmental Awareness Option 05

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Description

Keep a diary of the journeys you make during a week. Explain what the most environmentally friendly methods of transport are. Discuss ways your family could reduce its carbon footprint.

Resources

Copy of Carbon Footprint sheet per Guide (see overleaf)
Pencils

Instructions

Introduction
By completing the attached worksheet, it will highlight the more you consume, the greater your carbon footprint. Each time something is consumed, the earth’s natural resources are used. By knowing your carbon footprint, you can understand how the earth is impacted and identify ways to protect natural resource

Instructions
• Give each Patrol two minutes to come up with the most environmentally friendly methods of transport to and from the following
1. School
2. Cinema
3. Weekly shopping
4. Visiting your friends
5. Going to the Zoo
6. Guide Camp

• Give each Guide a copy of the Carbon Footprint worksheet (see overleaf) to complete
• Ask each Patrol to compare their scores
• Ask each Guide to set themselves a challenge to help them improve their score



Acknowledgement/Source Trefoil News Nov/Dec 2015
https://www.championenergyservices.com/customer-service/energy-efficiency/CarbonFootprint.pdf

Tags

  • carbon footprint
  • Environment
  • IGG
  • interest badge

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