Challenge: Reduce your Carbon Footprint - Challenge Based Learning

Challenge: Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Polar Bears

June 25, 2016 | By


Everything on earth is interconnected. Polar bears represent an important piece of our interconnected environment. Polar Bears International (PBI) is dedicated to assuring the survival of the polar bear. Pollution and climate change threaten this magnificent species, but there is still hope. PBI challenges you to reduce your school, household or community carbon footprint.

Big Idea


Example Essential Questions

  1. How do we impact biodiversity?
  2. What is biodiversity?
  3. What is a carbon footprint?
  4. How does increased CO2 and/or climate change impact biodiversity?

Example Guiding Activities

  1. Interview biodiversity experts (local and remote)
  2. Research the causes of climate change
  3. Audit your personal, family, school and community use of resources.
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