Welcome to the International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge!
how to take the challenge


TEACHERS: do you want to have your high school/secondary school classroom take the challenge?

There are 3 main steps in the International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge (ISCFC):

1) Students calculate their carbon footprint;

2) Teachers submit their class data for posting and review other class data posted on our world map;

3) Students log on to our online conversation site and participate in ISCFC discussions with students around the globe.


IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE UPCOMING SESSION, SEP/OCT 2014
  • By September 25 (just extended!): teacher submits online participation form.
  • By October 3: students calculate their carbon footprint.
  • By October 6: teacher compiles and submits their class footprint data using our excel spreadsheet; their class then receives a pin on our world map.
  • October 3 - October 24 (and possibly later): students register on our new communications platform and participate in the global dialog with peers.

    Note that in the September/October 2014 session, we will be using a new communications platform for the discussions hosted on our own website via muut.com. The new site is now live as of September 18, 2014! Click here or on the "Discuss" footprint in the top banner to visit and participate in the new forum.

  • After the session: students and teachers complete the online survey and receive participation certificates.
  • Questions? Email curriculum coordinator Pam Miller [pam.miller(at)stanford.edu].


You may modify any part of the following procedure to suit your class needs, but these are the steps that we suggest you follow:

A)  PREPARE FOR THE ISCFC

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B)  STUDENTS CALCULATE PERSONAL FOOTPRINT & YOU SUBMIT YOUR CLASS DATA

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C)  STUDENTS DISCUSS FOOTPRINT RESULTS & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

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D)  MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE ISCFC (links, lesson plans, documentation, etc.)

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