Let’s take out the ruler and measure our footprints. Then maybe once and for all, we may solve the mystery of Big Foot, or better known as the Yeti or the Abominable Snowman! Is he found in your class, masquerading as a quiet, teenie weenie student?
Wait a minute! Sorry, before you take out your shoes and expose your smelly feet, I got it wrong. I mean how big is your carbon footprint, you carbon humanoid.
Sorry for the name calling, but that’s what we are basically. But yes, your carbon footprint refers to the amount of carbon dioxide you produced in your daily lives. Oh yes, you don’t cook over charcoal fires, you don’t do open burning and the little carbon dioxide you breathed out is inconsequential. So your carbon footprint should be small, right? Not exactly. Because everytime you switch on the air-conditioning, drive a car, use an appliance, or even throw rubbish, you will somehow be contributing to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere! That’s because carbon dioxide is the common by-product in most of life’s activities.
What does the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have to do with me? For one thing, it warms up our earth – a phenomenon called global warming. It causes climate changes and cause chaos to our weather patterns. So do your part in reducing your carbon footprint.
Wonder how to do that? Well, for starters, you go to the our school library and look at the noticeboard that has been done up beautifully for this very purpose. And below here, I append a brochure done up by some students.
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