By now you've probably come across any number of footprint calculators and quizzes, from water to carbon to your foodprint. But the progenitor of them all is the Ecological Footprint Quiz. This quiz - which has been recently updated to be more accurate and comprehensive -- calculates how many planets would be needed "if everyone lived like you," based on your responses to questions about housing, food, energy, transportation, and other choices. The quiz is a great springboard for assessing your own impact, and for discussing the impact of our individual and collective choices on people, animals and the planet. Several of our online courses require taking this quiz.
IHE also offers an activity for grades 6 and up called Leave Only Footprints, (pdf) which uses paper footprints and adaptations of the original Ecological Footprint quiz questions to simulate our impact on the planet and spark discussion.
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