Do you consider the climate impact of the food you eat, the things you buy, the devices you use and the way you travel?
This Student Opinion Prompt will help prepare students to participate in our live roundtable on climate change on April 22 at 1:00 PM EST. Read more here .
Do you consider the climate impact of the food you eat, the things you buy, the devices you use and the way you travel ? Do you know which activities contribute the most to your carbon footprint? And which contribute the least?
Do you think it is important to be aware of your carbon footprint? As we work to tackle climate change, how should we
In Do you think you are making good climate choices? Take this mini-quiz ”, Veronica Penney's four-question quiz assesses your understanding of the effectiveness of ddifferent climatic choices. The quiz takes less than five minutes; we recommend that you answer the four quiz questions before continuing.
Ms. Penney then discusses the results of a study in which most participants struggled to assess the impact of different activities on the climate :
Ms. Penney also explores the meaning of individual behaviors in the context of global greenhouse gas emissions:
Students, take the quiz and read the integrality of the article , then tell us:
How did you answer the questionnaire? Are you a good judge of the best ways to reduce carbon emissions?
What surprised you about the article or quiz results? Are there behaviors that are more or less effective than you think?
Are you trying to make good climate choices? Do you already incorporate any of these strategies into your life? Are you going to adjust your behavior based on the information in the article?
How much should we consider the change in individual behavior compared tostructural change when it comes to reducing emissions? Do you think people who live in countries that produce more emissions, like the United States and Canada, have a greater responsibility to be aware of their choices?
The study mentioned by Ms. Penney suggests conducting training on the activities impact and add carbon footprint labels to consumer goods. What do you think of these proposals? What would help you reduce your carbon footprint? What other solutions can you find?
How does this quiz help the story of climate change? What articles, videos, podcasts or other media have helped you Understand the problem better?
Veronica Penney, the otherHeart of the above article, is a guest of our live climate change panel for students on April 22. After taking the quiz and reading the article, what questions do you have for Ms. Penney? You can register for the event and submit your questions here - we could use them during the panel.
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