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Footprint Education

The Ecological Footprint is a powerful tool for introducing the concept of sustainability to students. Redefining Progress has applied the Footprint to a number of resources for educators to help students understand environmental impacts of their lifestyles.

Kid’s Footprint

The Bobbie Bigfoot Quiz is a fun, interactive way to introduce the Ecological Footprint to young people. The site includes lesson plans for science and social studies classes at the elementary and middle-school level.

Lesson Plans

Five simple sustainability lesson plans can be easily integrated into K-12 classrooms.

Training Manual

Access the training manual for “Thinking Critically about Environmental Impacts throughout History,” a workshop for social studies and history teachers.

Ecological Footprint

Online Course

Assessing Energy's Footprint and Carbon Emissions” is a free, university-level web course designed to teach college students and resource management professionals how to calculate the ecological footprint of energy use and the carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion.

Resources for Sustainability Education

Redefining Progress maintains a list of organizations offering resources for introducing the subject of sustainability in the classroom.

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