A man reads a newspaper; a tree falls. A copy machine hums; a tree falls. As the hours go by, a forest disappears. Since 2004, the travelling studios of Wapikoni Mobile have enabled Quebec First Nations youth to express themselves through videos and music. This short film was made with the guidance of these travelling studios and is part of the 2008 Selection - Wapikoni Mobile.
Ages 10 to 11
Family Studies/Home Economics - Consumer Awareness
Social Studies - Environmental Challenges
This film creatively examines awareness of our carbon footprint. What are the impacts of our consumption of forest resources? Do the students know what the carbon footprint is? How is it calculated? Have them find tools on the Web for determining which of our everyday actions contribute to the destruction of a resource that is vital to our living environment, and then explore and apply short-term solutions.