Calculating your Ecological Footprint

As we end the first decade of the twenty first century, the discussion of conservation is everywhere. Going Green is at the heart of popular culture. And Conservation is, of course a way to address STEM in your classroom.

I won’t waste time with how to introduce the topic to your students. They watch the Disney Channel with its Friends for Change Campaign. They see the reusable grocery bags. They are immersed in conservation messages. asks some great questions.

Ever wondered how much “nature” your lifestyle requires? You’re about to find out. The Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates the amount of land and ocean area required to sustain your consumption patterns and absorb your wastes on an annual basis. After answering 27 easy questions you’ll be able to compare your Ecological Footprint to others’ and learn how to reduce your impact on the Earth.

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