What is Your Ecological Footprint?

What is an Ecological footprint?

An ecological "footprint" is a person or communities impact on the environment, which is measured by the amount of land necessary to sustain that person's lifestyle. Your ecological footprint is based upon the amount of resources that you use.

Calculate Your Footprint

I used www.footprintnetwork.org/calculator to find my ecological footprint score. This website measured my footprint in a number of Earth's, my score was 4.8 Earth's. My score taught me that I am leaving a heavy ecological footprint and that I should consider making "greener" changes. I liked this online calculator because it was easy to use, and it asked valuable questions in measuring my resource use.
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Carbon Market: a market that is created from the trading of carbon emission allowances to encourage countries to limit their CO2 emissions

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How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint: walking/biking, insulate your home, turn off lights when they're not in use, reduce meat consumption, and install solar panels on your home