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Reducing a family's carbon footprint

Reducing a family's carbon footprint
Key Info
  • Reducing a family's carbon footprint
  • Duration: 02:21
  • Justin Rowlatt looks back at how he tried to live a more ethical lifestyle with his wife and three children. We see the family changing lightbulbs, giving up their car, holidaying without flying and turning vegan. At the end of the year Justin and his family successfully manage to reduce their carbon footprint by twenty percent. His wife is not sure it was worth the effort! This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 13 February 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Moral Social and Cultural Issues

  • Keywords: community, citizenship, role models, carbon footprint, environment, environmental, recycling, renewable, offset
Ideas for use in class
  • This could be the opening to a class discussion about what a carbon footprint is and why it is important to reduce it. Pupils could reflect on how they could reduce their carbon footprint at home and at school, following Justin's examples.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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