Ecological Footprint

Ecological footprint of USA
Ecological footprint of USA
By Elaine Watson, Loma Linda, CaliforniaElaine Watson, Loma Linda, California , 28-Feb-2013 Last updated on 01-Mar-2013 at 21:10 GMT If the evidence that plant-based diets are better for human health is compelling, the evidence that they are better for the planet is indisputable, delegates at the 6th…
Ecological footprint kids
Ecological footprint kids
It s difficult in early April in Boston not to notice the weather. Or the sun. Or the warmth. Or, by extension, all the attention that’s paid to nature, the environment and sustainability — especially as the 40th anniversary of Earth Day draws near. Which got me to thinking, what’s the ecological footprint…
Components of Ecological footprint
Components of Ecological footprint
Ecological Footprint measures humanity’s demand on the earth’s ecological capacity. This ecological capacity, known as Biocapacity, is the area of biologically productive land and sea required to provide the resources we use and to absorb our waste. Ecological footprint includes all the cropland, grazing…
What does Ecological footprint measure?
What does Ecological footprint measure?
We need 1.5 Earths to sustain our lavish lifestyles? Rubbish, says New Scientist s environment consultant: that s a publicity stunt which doesn t measure our overuse of resources HAVE you heard the one about the 1.5 Earths? Chances are you have: it is one of the most widely quoted ecological…
Ecological footprint United States
Ecological footprint United States
Photo: Franz Drewniak/Creative Commons Sometime later this year the human population will pass the 7 billion mark. As I write this we re at 6.9 billion and ticking upwards by about one person a second, or so the population clock at Global Population Speak Out tells me. Even with the widely (widely) disparate…
Ethiopia Ecological footprint
Ethiopia Ecological footprint
Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41.A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia s first multiparty elections were held in 1995. Geography : Location: Eastern Africa…
USA Ecological footprint
USA Ecological footprint
The US remains the world s most powerful nation state and the world s largest consumer economy. Geography : North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico. Geographic coordinates: 38 00 N, 97 00 W total area: 9, 826, 675 sq km People : Population:…
Ecological footprint calculator quiz
Ecological footprint calculator quiz
Did you know that if everyone lived the lifestyle of the average American we would need five planets? Simply put, we are using more than the Earth can provide. Today, it takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate what we use in a year. The Global Footprint Network has created a topflight instrument…
Ecological footprint Questionnaire
Ecological footprint Questionnaire
The benefit of ecological footprint questionnaires for the environmental movement seems obvious enough, especially since the vast majority of people say they care about the planet. For most Westerners, their results on such a questionnaire are sobering, informing them about the unsustainability of their…