Completing one of the above Patch Program®s is a suggested prerequisite for earning your Conservation Supporter Patch. Your previous experience will help provide you with the knowledge needed to support conservation. You can also opt to complete the Reduce Reuse or Recycle patch requirements during the time you earn this supporter patch.
Down our word search puzzle to learn more about energy conservation.
Requirement 1: Research It!
Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide released into the air because of your lifestyle. You need transportation, electricity, food, clothing, and other items. The more you use or consume, the higher your carbon footprint. You can make a difference in that number by making more eco-friendly choices and reducing waste.
- What seems like the easiest things to change?
- The hardest?
- Did anything in the video surprise you?
Requirement 2: Research It!
Download our Carbon Footprint worksheet.
Fill it out and calculate your total.
Now you have a baseline to work towards lowering.
There are many other things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint: Helpful link: Energy Conservation for Kids
Requirement 3: Do It!
Download our worksheet and take the Carbon Footprint Challenge.
For ten days, keep track of the ten items on the Carbon Footprint Challenge worksheet.
After ten days, recalculate your carbon footprint and see how you have improved.
- Did you lower your carbon footprint?
- Did you do other things that weren’t on the challenge?
- Do you think you can continue to lower your carbon footprint?
Why do you think some of the items on the challenge were difficult for you?
- Do have access to public transportation?
- Do you have access to better food choices?
- Do you do your own laundry?
Congratulations! You have earned the Conservation Supporter patch. It can be purchased at our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
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