Contributions to gas emissions
What a Ecological Footprint is and what it means
Ecological Footprint - What humans have done to the earth
An Ecological Footprint means that there are things we do in our everyday lives that effect the Earth. Everyday things like not turning off lights, not recycling, driving cars, and leaving chords plugged in are examples of leaving an ecological footprint.
If you live in a detached home with 4 bedrooms and drive a medium car (20-30mpg), and someone else lives in an apartment building (5+units) and drives a small car (30-40mpg). Which lifestyle would give off less carbon emission?
Answer: The apartment building.
Reason: The apartment is a smaller complex, and they use a more efficient car and other appliances.
Unplugging chords helps save electricity and also saves you money.
Turn off lights
Turning off lights saves energy, switching to more efficient light bulbs help.
Recycling helps us save resources and to reduce trash/waste.