In one word, describe how you would feel if you learned that your actions had caused harm to the environment?
Environmental Awareness: Protecting Our Planet
Reduce, reuse, and recycle to conserve resources. Choose sustainable products and practices as much as possible. Educate yourself and others on the global environment.
Sustainability: The ability to maintain a certain level of economic or ecological balance over an extended period of time.
Carbon Footprint: The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide.
Climate Change: The long-term alteration of the average global climate, usually attributed to the emission of greenhouse gases from human activities.
Did you know?
In 2017, more than 30 million tons of plastic waste were produced in the United States alone, most of which was not recycled. The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year. That’s about the same weight as a full-grown cow! The majority of plastic waste in the ocean is made up of microplastics, which are much smaller than the plastic particles that are visible to the naked eye.
What are the potential environmental effects of climate change?
What are the potential solutions to reduce global warming?
What are some things that we can do as individuals to reduce our environmental impact?
What environmental issue do you think is the most important to address today?
In pairs: Select one task
Question: How can we increase environmental awareness among 13th grade students?
Think about specific strategies that would engage the students. Look into ways to make the topic more interesting and relevant to the students. Consider which methods would be most effective.
A: Work in pairs to come up with a creative solution and explain it through a drawing. B: Research existing environmental awareness initiatives for inspiration.
What is the process of converting waste materials into reusable materials called?
Which gas is primarily responsible for global warming?
- Carbon dioxide
What is the term used to describe the gradual increase in Earth's average temperature due to human activities?
- Climate change
- Global warming
- Ozone depletion
Which of the following is a renewable source of energy?
- Natural gas
- Solar power
What is the main cause of deforestation worldwide?
- Logging and agriculture expansion.
- Wildfires and volcanic eruptions.
- Climate change and sea level rise.
Work together in pairs: What are three ways that you can incorporate environmental awareness into your daily life?