There are a slew of "eco" calculators, and of course, they can only give you a general idea of how your choices affect the environment and its inhabitants, but they're still a helpful and fun tool that you can use yourself and share with others. Here are 4 of the most popular and useful ones we've found:
- Calculate Your Ecological Footprint (from Redefining Progress)
- Calculate Your Carbon Footprint (from The Nature Conservancy)
- Calculate Your Household Emissions Footprint (from the EPA)
- Calculate Your Water Footprint (from Grace)
And to deepen students' learning, use an activity like IHE's Leave Only Footprints, which uses paper footprints and adaptations of the Ecological Footprint quiz questions to simulate our impact on the planet and spark discussion.
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