I took a quiz to see what my ecological footprint is: basically, my impact on Earth’s resources.
Ecological Footprints document a given population’s consumption and waste production expressed in biologically productive land and ocean areas necessary to maintain these services. By aggregating data on the consumption of various resources and on the ability of the earth to provide them, the Ecological Footprint accounts provide a means to compare various components of consumption and ultimately serve as an indicator of sustainability – or, in the case of deficits, of unsustainability.
My results weren’t so good!
I recycle, drive a car with great mileage, and don’t eat meat, and I still have twice the footprint of the average American. Apparently living in a big house is not helpful to sustainability. Worse, if everyone lived like me, we’d need 10.7 planets!
Take the short quiz and comment back here on what you scored and what you think!