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Earth Day

For Earth Day, the children learnt about carbon footprints. They all completed a survey explaining the carbon footprint of a product and a person. They learnt how carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases) which are emitted over the full life cycle of a product, service or event.

For example, the carbon footprint of a car would include the carbon dioxide emitted by:

  • machinery whilst the metal is extracted from the Earth's crust and processed
  • power stations which generate the electricity used to manufacture the car
  • the car itself when it is driven for many years
  • the machinery which is used to dispose of or recycle the car

The carbon footprint of a person during one year would consist of the total amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by all of the activities they take part in, and the manufacture, use and disposal of all the products and resources they use. For example, a typical young person might:

  • use electricity at home, probably generated from fossil fuels, for lighting their room and using electronic devices
  • use a gas-powered boiler at home (which produces carbon dioxide) for heating and hot water
  • travel to school by bus or car (which probably runs on petrol or diesel)
  • eat beef or rice which have been farmed using methods that release methane
  • travel abroad once per year on an aeroplane (which produces carbon dioxide)
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