Explore Step 2.5: Measure and describe energy and water use, waste issues, transportation and biodiversity in the school
Suggested Subject Area: Environmental Education, Geography and Literacy
To provide students with opportunities to:
You will need:
A school is many things to many people. Think about your school’s ecological footprint – in other words how many greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide are produced from its everyday activities, for example:
Describe and summarise your/your team’s understanding of emissions in energy, water, waste, transport and biodiversity contexts at your school in your learning journal. See Resource 1.1.
Talk with the students about the many things you can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the school’s ecological footprint in the classroom. For example:
Ask students to refer back to the work undertaken earlier. Can they think of others?
Climate change adaption involves taking action to adjust to, or respond to the effects of changes in climate. Talk with students about the many things we can do to adapt to changes in our climate. Discuss how each of the actions, (both mitigation and adaptation) described requires one person to make a difference.