How can we help the environment by changing the way we shop, travel and use energy? Do you recycle, use public transport and energy saving light-bulbs?
As part of National Science Week, Jackie Dalton looks at the idea of 'carbon footprints'. A 'carbon footprint' is a measure of how much harm we cause to the environment in our everyday lives.
The average carbon footprint per person in the United Kingdom each year is a huge 10,000kg! What can we do about this?
We also look at some helpful expressions we can use when talking about the environment.
Words and expressions from the programme
a measure of how much harm we cause to the environment in our everyday lives
greenhouse gas emissions
gasses which have a warming effect on the Earth?s surface e.g. carbon dioxide
the greenhouse effect
the warming to the Earth caused by greenhouse gas emissions
changes to the general weather patterns on the planet
domestic energy consumption
the use of things like gas and electricity at home
Programme script (pdf - 20k)
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