Unit 01: Investigate Environmental Awareness...
Introductory Activity 1.1 Making a cup of tea...
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Before completing this activity check out the information on
major environmental impacts

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this activity, you will be able to

  • Recognise how your actions may impact elsewhere
  • Review Global impacts

Assessment Criteria
Link everyday task with global impacts.
Demonstrate basic awareness of Land management, Deforestation, Biodiversity, Freshwater, Sea & Coastal Areas, Atmosphere and Contamination.


  1. When you make a cup of tea, you create impacts on the environment. Work out how making tea contributes, however minimally, to each of the main global impacts.
  2. Read through Unit 1 "Major Global Impacts"
  3. Consider how each of land management, deforestation, biodiversity, freshwater, sea and coastal water, atmosphere and contamination are each affected by making your cup of tea.
    Fill in the chart and indicate whether the effect is Positive (+) or Negative (-)

Allow 1 hours (maximum) to complete this activity: 1/2 - 3/4 hr to read through "Global Impacts", 10-15 mins to fill in chart

How does your tea contribute to global environmental impacts?

Contribution of tea to environmental impacts
Land Management
Sea & Coastal Water

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