Your Ecological Footprint

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Your Ecological Footprint

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Your Ecological Footprint

 

An ecological footprint is the impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources. There are a lot of calculators online and ways to compute your footprint on paper. They measure the number of planets we would need in the world if everyone was to live like we did. Our lifestyle has such a large impact on the environment and very small changes can have a lasting effect.

Things these calculators take into account include: your diet, where you get your food, how much clothing you own/purchase, the size of your house, the energy you use at home/during the day, your transportation, etc.

Now more than ever consider what you can do to minimize your ecological footprint. There are many things that are hard to change, but even more that we can. The small things matter now and there is no one who can do nothing to make their impact on the future of our environment.

To find out how many planets we would need if everybody lived like you follow the link down below. See what areas of consumption you are most guilty of. Find out how you can change.

 

https://www.footprintcalculator.org

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