Carbon Footprint Investigation Mission

Grab your magnifying glass and your detective hat because your new Mission is here! Our Carbon Footprint Investigation team needs your help to slow down climate change.


Our climate is changing at a much faster rate than it has in the past and that’s a big problem.

When greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane are released into the atmosphere, they trap heat near the Earth’s surface, make it warmer. The Earth can re-absorb and release some of these gases, but we are making too much and the planet can’t keep up. More gas trapped in the atmosphere means more warming, and more warming means big trouble for life on Earth.

It is estimated that 1 out of every 4 animals is headed for extinction in less than 40 years if climate change continues at this speed.

Cut back on carbon (dioxide)

You’ve probably already heard that you can help fight climate change by driving less and saving electricity, but did you know that you can also help by being smarter about what you buy? It’s all part of shrinking your carbon footprint.

Carbon Footprint:

The amount of carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases) you create through the products you use and the actions you take. The larger your carbon footprint, the bigger your impact on the planet.

Accept the Carbon Footprint Investigation Mission

In this Mission, we give you the tools to investigate the products you have at home to figure out how they are adding to your carbon footprint, along with tips that will help you keep your footprint small.

To complete this Mission you must…
– Investigate products in your home and complete the quiz to find out how carbon footprint-friendly you are
– Use the Smart Shopping List and Tips during your next trip to the store
– See if you’ve become a smarter shopper by retaking the quiz
– Let us know how it went when you’re finished!

Are you ready to join our Carbon Footprint Investigation team?


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