Friday, November 16, 2007

What is your Ecological Footprint?

CJ David asks himself :-) "What's my ecological footprint? Do I consume more than our planet Earth can sustain or replenish?"

Let's find out with these simple ecological calculators to give us an idea:


EcologicalFootprint.Org
http://www.ecologicalfootprint.org/Global%20Footprint%20Calculator/GFPCalc.html


University of British Columbia
Survey for Sustainability and Eco-Footprint Calculator
http://www.sustain.ubc.ca/eco-survey/


Ecological footprint is a measure of human consumption of natural resources against planet Earth's ecological capacity to regenerate them. This concept and calculation method was developed by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees.

I calculated with EcologicalFootprint.Org and my score there was 14.8. The sustainable score is 15, so I passed, but I don't think that's enough. I should do more.

So what's your score? And what do you think should we do to lessen or to balance our ecological footprint?

4 comments:

albert said...

Mine is 6.93. This is good stuff. I should go back to blogging myself.

rexy said...

my score is 21. doh! i should live like a monk.

CJ David said...

Go ahead Albert!

CJ David said...

Go ahead Rexy live like a monk. It's beter than being extinct.