A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide.

Carbon Detectives is an interactive online resource package for KS2 and KS3 pupils to help them investigate the sustainability performance of their own school.  Upon registration, schools must identify a team of pupils (possibly School Council) to conduct a series of on-site consultation and audit exercises to calculate the school's CO₂ results and the size of the carbon footprint.  The website offers ideas on setting targets to reduce the level of CO₂ and offers comparisons against other schools.

Overall, a great opportunity for young people to contribute positively towards a low carbon future and tackling the issue of climate change.





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