A tool used to raise awareness and illustrate
a persons impact on the world.
The website activity
is intended for
use as individuals but discussion can take place in groups
afterwards. This activity also
features as a useful eco-design tool in the Students' Section of this website.
When to use the activity
Use this activity when highlighting the link between consumption patterns and lifestyles
and sustainability. It is particularly
useful in making students think about their own behaviour as consumers and the
impact they have as individuals.
Who is the activity for?
This introductory activity can be used at either AS or A2 level. It can be
either a group or individual activity or a combination of the two.
Activity and hints on how to organise it
You are asked a number of questions about your lifestyle
Enter your responses into the drop down
As you give your
answers you can see how many planets are needed to support the way you live (if
everyone adopted your lifestyle)
• If working in groups review
the results and the students' reaction to them.
For further information about Footprinting