Footprint Futures

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Footprint Futures
The key stage 2 and 3 eco-footprint teaching resource from the Centre for Alternative Technology

Other Slide Show Activities

  • Footprints
    This slide show explains what eco footprints and carbon footprints are.
    (From module Module 1: The Big Picture)
  • The Big Picture
    This slide shows some of the major global environmental issues in a nutshell.
    (From module Module 1: The Big Picture)
  • Myth busting
    This slide show explains why recycling and switching off the lights isn’t going to save the planet!
    (From module Module 1: The Big Picture)
  • Transport Footprints
    This slide show introduces how we use transport and the impact it has.
    (From module Module 2: Transport)
  • Sustainable Transport
    This slide show introduces some sustainable transport solutions.
    (From module Module 2: Transport)
  • Energy Footprints
    This slide show demonstrates how most of our energy is currently produced in the UK.
    (From module Module 3: Energy)
  • Walk the walk
    (From module Module 3: Energy)
  • Renewable Energy
    This slide show introduces some sources of renewable energy.
    (From module Module 3: Energy)
  • Building Footprints
    This slide show demonstrates the sustainability issues behind a lot of the buildings we have in the UK.
    (From module Module 4: Buildings)
  • Eco Buildings
    This slide show illustrates several types of eco buildings and eco refurbishments.
    (From module Module 4: Buildings)
  • ‘Stuff’ Footprints
    This slide show draws attention to some of the wider global impacts of the stuff that we buy.
    (From module Module 6: Stuff)
  • Food Footprints
    This slide show demonstrates the sustainability issues behind much of the food we produce and consume in the UK.
    (From module Module 5: Food)
  • Global Footprints
    This slide show recaps some of the major sustainability issues they have studied over the project.
    (From module Module 7: Think Global, Act Local)

Things needed for this Module...

Global Washing Line:
  • Clothes pupils are wearing
  • World Map
  • Paper and sticky tape
The History of Stuff:
  • Historical maps of region
  • Regional documents, archives etc, older people
Let’s go to the shops!:
  • Local shops and staff
Regional Planning – ‘Stuff’:
  • Local maps (aerial photo floor mats if possible)
  • Possibly one or two of the shop keepers visited during the field trip might be available to join this session
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Module 6: Stuff

Good Stuff

Good Stuff

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This slide show draws attention to some sustainable examples of the ‘stuff’ that we buy, including organic and Fair Trade products.

What to do:

Use the images and text in the slide show, and the information here to discuss with pupils.

Download the PowerPoint Slideshow: Good Stuff (3.55 MB)

Before showing the slides, ask pupils if they can think of examples of ‘stuff’ which don’t have a large impact on people and planet. With each picture, allow them to guess what the items are, and what makes them examples of low impact design.

The conclusions the pupils should draw, are that reducing the amount of stuff that we buy in the first place will have the greatest positive benefit. Secondly to consider whether things can be repaired or re-used. If they do need to buy new ‘stuff’ then, spending more money on well made items that are long lasting and have been made in conditions that are kind to people and planet is a good option.

 
 

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