September 11, 2009
What's your Eco-Footprint?
CLICK HERE TO SEE YOUR ECO-FOOTPRINT
Your Ecological footprint tells you how much it takes to sustain you along with how much waste you produce. I'm not showing you this or asking you to do this to dictate how you live or make you feel bad about how you live. I just want everyone to know and feel the same way I felt when I took this test. It will tell you how many Earths it would take to sustain the human race if everyone lived the same way as you. It would take about 5 Earths if everyone lived like me. My number wasn't as bad as some people in my Environmental Science class. One man would need close to 45 Earths. But none the less, we only have 1 Earth and we are using it up fast, we actually use 30% more resources than what we have right now.
I retook the test to see what it would take to not use more that 1 Earth....
+ Vegetarian diet
+ Recycle EVERYTHING
+ Not driving more than 100 km or 62 miles for a WHOLE year. (no flying or buses or trains)
+ Buying EVERYTHING from local farmers (no fresh markets or super stores)
+ living within your means
+ Not using a lot of water
+ No electricity at all (only oils or wood)
+ Not using a clothes dryer but having them air dry outside.