Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

Kim DeGroff

What is an Ecological Footprint?

Our ecological footprint depends on how much natural resources and carbon that we use.

- Flying, driving a car, & waste.

Why did i choose this calculator?

I choose this calculator because it was one of the easier ones to understand and worded things more clearly. I learned that I could not drive everywhere and to recycle more.

5 Ways To Reduce Your Footprint

  1. Alternatives to driving- When possible, walk, ride your bike, or carpool in order to avoid carbon emissions completely.
  2. Lighting- Turn off lights you’re not using and when you leave the room or use LED lights.
  3. Insulate and seal your home- Reduce drafts and air leaks with caulk, insulation, and weather stripping.
  4. Thermostat- Don’t set it too high or low. Install a programmable model to turn off the heat/air conditioning when you’re not home.
  5. Avoid traffic- Being stuck in traffic wastes gas and unnecessarily creates CO2. Try to find other ways to get to where you're going.