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Handout 3: Environmental Impact Game – Instructions

Handout 3: Environmental Impact Game – Instructions
Handout 3: Environmental Impact Game – Instructions

You have a busy day planned, with chores and visits all over your community:

  • Return 10 large books to LIBRARY.
  • Deliver a donation of used clothing, in a large duffel bag, to UU CONGREGATION.
  • Go to FRIEND’S HOUSE to meet their new pet.
  • Buy a week’s worth of groceries for your family at the SUPERMARKET.
  • Stop at GARDENER LEE’s HOUSE where they will give you their extra tomatoes and zucchini, for free.
  • Visit your GRANDMOTHER and bring fresh flowers grown in your window box.

Objective: Complete the plan for the day using as FEW environmental impact points as possible.

Starting from “HOME,” make all six stops, in any order, using some combination of these modes of transportation: walking, bicycling, a non-motorized wheelchair, a bus (there are three bus stops in the community), or a car.

Any time you leave a location and go to another location is a segment of your route. You must choose a mode of transportation for each segment. You can return home at any time (for example, to drop off groceries or get your bicycle). So, remember to count each trip home as a separate segment of your route.

Assume that a licensed driver is available for your car.

Be realistic about what you can carry. (You can use a rolling cart without adding any environmental impact points.)

Good news! The bus is free today.

With your team:

1.  Look at the map. Identify HOME and the locations of all six stops. Identify locations of bus stops in case you want to use a bus.

2. Decide the order in which you will make the stops. Decide the transportation you will use:

Walk – 0 impact points

Bicycle – 0 impact points

Wheelchair (non-motorized) – 0 impact points

Bus – 2 impact points

Car – 4 impact points

3. Make a list of every segment of your route (example: HOME to GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE).

4. On the map, draw or write your route and the transportation mode you are using for each segment.

5. Calculate your environmental impact points.

6. Be ready to explain the choices you made when it is your team’s turn to present the route you chose.

You may find this worksheet handy for planning and calculation:

STOPS TO MAKE

(in any order)

TRANSPORTATION USED

IMPACT POINTS

Return 10 large books to LIBRARY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deliver a donation of used clothing, in a large duffel bag, to UU CONGREGATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to FRIEND’S HOUSE to meet their new pet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy a week’s worth of groceries for your family at the SUPERMARKET.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop at GARDENER LEE’s HOUSE. They will give you their extra tomatoes and zucchini, for free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit your GRANDMOTHER and bring fresh flowers grown in your window box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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