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GS Activity 1: Your Environmental Footprint

This activity will help you understand the impact that your daily life has on the environment, and will introduce you to the idea of “Overshooting” the Earth’s resources. Additionally, this activity will show you which aspect of your daily life has the largest negative impact, and will provide you with solutions to lowering your environmental footprint.

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GS Activity 2: What’s On Your Plate? Part One

This activity will introduce you to one of the most effective ways to reduce your personal footprint on the environment: changing what you eat and how you eat. The video below will explain why certain foods, like beef and lamb, create a much larger carbon footprint than foods like fruits and vegetables.

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GS Activity 3: The Story of Stuff

This activity will help you think how different consumer items make it into your home, from extracting natural resources to the transportation required to get it there. It also displays the global, interconnected nature of production and transportation and asks you to think critically about the displacement or movement of natural resources that can occur as a result.

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GS Activity 4: More Than Planting Trees

Here you will learn about Wangari Maathai and The Greenbelt Movement, taking a close look at how this environmental movement affected the people and culture of Kenya. Later on your program, you will apply those ideas and principles to your project abroad with Walking Tree.

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GS Activity 5: Citizen Science – How We All Can Contribute

Here you will learn about the importance of data collection in scientific projects, as well as the concept and practice of citizen collaborative science.

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