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Suggestions

  1. Some ideas can be worked out in the Website, others can be presented as suggestions only. Teachers can add their own suggestions – and lessons they have developed on these or other themes.
  2. Practically all of these suggestions can be developed into interactive pages. Connections between issues can be illustrated by animations. (For instance on the issue of waste recycling or lack of it: fodder is grown in third-world-countries, transported to Holland, fed to pigs, the meat exported to other countries, the surplus plant nutrients from the animal wastes polluting the land around the pig farm, while the fields where the fodder is grown need chemical fertiliser because these nutrients have been removed – or: the effects of deforestation, etc)
  3. Students can work on one or more aspects, they can work alone, in small groups or as a class. Anyway, they should in many cases present some result on the site, and/or sign a ‘footprint declaration’ stating that they are aware of the situation, and will try to diminish their footprint.
  4. Perhaps it is possible that people – when signing the declaration – leave their email address, and will get a reminder after say a year, asking if they are still aware and active with their footprint.
  5. Students should also be stimulated to take action to make their family, neighbourhood, etc aware of the footprint and try to influence school policy, local policy, etc.