When I refer to the human footprint, I am not asking you what your shoe size is, or how big your foot might be. In this case, the human footprint, ecologically speaking, refers to how much of the world you use in your lifetime.
For example: “When you eat an egg, you’re not just eating an egg. You’re eating the gas truck used to deliver that egg, the coal used to generate electricity for its refrigeration, and the resources used to boil, fry, or poach that yummy egg. And that’s your human footprint – how much of the world you use in your lifetime.” (http://channel.national geographic.com/channel/human-footprint/consumption-interactive.html)
This is an interactive website which means that not only is there content for you to read and information to input, but also images and video to watch.
Please visit each of the ten items at the top page menu bar. You will be asked to input some info, and the results of that info will pop up on the right hand side. You will be surprised! Also, please watch the informative videos on each item that you can find by visiting “Look Behind The Scenes.”
Please visit this National Geographic site and answer the following questions:
I would like for you to write at least ten facts that you found most interesting about your human footprint. ( at least one for each item)
What surprised you the most? What did you learn about yourself that you didn’t know before?