Ecological Footprint

Average us Ecological footprint
Average us Ecological footprint
LESS IS MORE: Merkel wants people to consider the global impact of individual choices. Photograph by Thomas Ames Jr. Dartmouth’s sustainability coordinator, Jim Merkel, recently delivered a Thayer School Jones Seminar on sustainable design. Merkel, who holds a B.S. in electrical engineering, is on a…
Average Australian Ecological footprint
Average Australian Ecological footprint
Over at New Geography, Joel Kotkin has a new against high-density inner city life. It s called Forced March to the Cities,presumably to feed the right-wing talking-point that urbanism and planning are totalitarian. Here s the part that s supposed to scare you: One influential document called Moving…
Carbon footprint VS Ecological footprint
Carbon footprint VS Ecological footprint
Today, the term “carbon footprint” is often used as shorthand for the amount of carbon (usually in tonnes) being emitted by an activity or organization. The carbon component of the Ecological Footprint takes a slightly differing approach, translating the amount of carbon dioxide into the amount of productive…
Ecological footprint Pictures
Ecological footprint Pictures
One year after the deadliest accident to ever occur on Mt Everest, attention has now turned to the human impact on the ecology of the iconic mountain. Since the deadly avalanche in 2012, killing 16 people, the Sherpa community called off any future ascents on the mountain. As a result, their attention…
Ecological footprint Reduction
Ecological footprint Reduction
Many years ago, people grew their own food, made their own clothes and built their own houses. Each family or community was pretty much self-sufficient and used only what they needed to live. These days, we get material and consume goods from all over the world. We use resources like metal, paper, air…
My Ecological footprint quiz
My Ecological footprint quiz
I recently calculated my ecological footprint using an online calculator. If everyone lived as I do, we would need 2.39 planet earths, and we obviously have only one. I started this blog with the concept of ecological footprint because it is an integrated measurement of the effect of lifestyle choices…
Ecological footprint of the world
Ecological footprint of the world
The fans travelling to a football game make up a large part of the carbon footprint. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AP The carbon footprint the 2010 World Cup : 2.8 million tonnes CO2e To put this headline figure in perspective, 2.8m tonnes is roughly equivalent to 6, space shuttle fights, three quiet years…
My Ecological footprint calculator
My Ecological footprint calculator
My curiosity was piqued by the video GFN released for its crowdfunding campaign to build a Footprint calculator mobile application. (The campaign ends December 5th, so definitely check it out!) The Global Footprint Calculator provides an interactive way for you to answer questions about various aspects…
Canadian Ecological footprint
Canadian Ecological footprint
WWF Canada has the world s 8th largest ecological footprint per capita, according to WWF s Living Planet Report 2012, which was released on Tuesday. If the entire world lived like Canadians do, it would take 3.5 Earths to support the demand, the report says. More than half of Canada’s total footprint…