1. Pupils are encouraged to realize that their way of life, mainly their consumption pattern, has consequences for elsewhere and in the future. Our lifestyle leaves a ‘footprint’ behind. Pupils are stimulated in the thought of making their personal footprint positive and sustainable.
2. Pupils should be aware of the fact that our consumption pattern has a negative effect on the lives of people in developing countries.
3. The emphasis is on the possibilities to make a footprint ‘positive’. Furthermore there is an emphasis on the negative impact: species becoming extinct, ecosystems disappearing.
4. A combination of aspects from Ecology, Social Geography or Geology, History and Economy could help to focus on this subject.