Your response should be no more than 1-2 short paragraphs. Since this is not a writing assignment but a discussion, you will not need to formally reference your work but need to attribute it to the source you found it, something likely you do in everyday conversation. For example, “Yesterday I was reading in the Washington Post that . . ” or, “I found this interesting video on YouTube.”
Here are some ideas on what to discuss. Feel free to choose what you like, or come up with your own ideas for discussion the ecological footprint.
- Discuss the findings of your Ecological Footprint Quiz.
- Were you surprised by the results? Were there questions that surprised you?
- Why do you think the calculator asked about what percentage of processed, packaged, not locally grown food you eat? What are the specific environmental impacts of agriculture?
- What other factors should the calculator have taken into account when determining an ecological footprint?