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:


University of British Columbia
Survey for Sustainability and Eco-Footprint Calculator

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?


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.