Ecological Footprint

Vanessa Bonilla

Ecological Footprint

An ecological footprint is the impact on person (or community) has on the environment showed by how much land/Earth's they need to sustain their use of natural resources.

Find your ecological footprint!

I chose the website http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/, It may be based in the UK, but I'm quite sure the amount of my ecological footprint in the UK would be very similar for one US based, but I chose this website because the website layout is very well along with the questions, they are very simple and detailed. The process isn't too long and they give a variety of answers that are reasonable and easy to answer. I learned that I use a lot of resources from using this calculator.
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The picture above represents my ecological footprint broken down.

ALSO: Ways to reduce you're carbon footprint!!!

1. Lights: Try to turn off the lights when you're not in the room and/or they aren't needed.

2. Food: Consider growing a garden and having natural whole foods.

3. Transportation: Walk if it's within walking distance instead of paying money to use transportation and/or driving.

4. Water: Don't take AS long showers and try to limit to one shower a day, if you can.

5. Air Travel: Try to take shorter plane rides and/or limit the amount of times you need to use a plane if you can.


Extra:

Definition of Carbon Market: is to help encourage other countries to limit their Carbon usage.