N3335 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Module 4: Carbon Footprint Analysis

Submit 2359 Saturday of Week 4

Overview: Carbon Footprint Analysis

Carbon Footprint is one of the most common ways to measure the effect an individual, family, organization or country has on the environment.

You will use an online tool to calculate your own (or your family’s) carbon footprint. Then you will propose three steps you can take to reduce your impact on the environment.


Describe one’s own impact on the environment and three ways to reduce that impact.


Use this rubric to guide your work on the assignment, “Carbon Footprint Analysis.”

Task Accomplished Proficient Needs Improvement
Carbon Footprint Calculation

(Total 40 points)


(40 points)

Complete, but did not correctly identify answer in “tons”

(30 points)

Not completed

(0 points)

Action Plan:

3 specific things you can change to decrease your carbon footprint

(Total 60 points)

Three steps clearly presented

(60 points-20 points each)

Steps are ambiguous/vague

(30 points-10 points each)

Incomplete or inappropriate steps

(0 points)

Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

Complete the carbon footprint analysis at http://www.nature.org/greenliving/carboncalculator/

Be sure your result is in tons of carbon dioxide rather than pounds Record your footprint value in the space below.

Action Plan

List three specific things you can change to decrease your carbon footprint. You may find many suggestions at the websites listed in your Readings sections for this week.


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