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CORRELATION BETWEEN THE PHILIPPINE SCIENCE STUDENTS’ ANNUAL FAMILY INCOME AND CARBON FOOTPRINT

Amoncio, Hannah Joyce; Batulan, Trenah Dyne; Josol, Geremy Fe A.; Langahid, Kathy Claire; Ong, Dorothy Ann S.; Pique, Kenny; Taula, Japhet; Yu, Marian Isabel D.; Advisers: Robert Van Balorio; Michael A. Casas

Geographic Focus: Davao City, Philippines

Date Completed: 21 Apr 2012

Project Description: The study aims to determine the difference in the carbon footprint of students from Philippine Science High School- Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS-SMC) under different income brackets. The survey was taken by four students in every year level from three different scholarship categories namely the FULL (family income per annum: Php 60,000 and below), PARTIAL (family income per annum: Php 60,000- Php 119,000), and SPECIAL (family income per annum: Php 120,000 and above) scholarships considering their carbon footprints from December 2011 to February 2012. The results reveal that special scholars have the largest carbon footprint while full scholars have the least carbon footprint. The results of this research moved us as students to write proposals lobbying to the local government that they enforce a comprehensive “Climate Change Agenda” to heighten climate change awareness and intensify campaigns to uphold alternative lifestyle among the residents of Davao city to promote sustainable development.

Main Project Theme: Climate Change

Map Description: Aerial Map of Philippine Science High School- Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS-SMC)

Photograph Description: The proponents are gathering data for the study by asking partcipants to answer the survey form regarding their carbon footprint.

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