Population Matters

Day 3: From Mother Earth to Mothers 17 Days of Action

April 24th, 2011

Day Three – Find Your Impact on the Planet

Every human on the planet has an ecological footprint (EF), but they are not all the same size.   Environment impact is a product of both human numbers and the level of human consumption. People living in an industrialized country, like the United States, have a much larger EF than people living in the developed world.  That’s because we consume on average a lot more of the world’s resources.  The Global Footprint Network has developed a tool that allows you to measure your own footprint. Measuring your footprint is only one step, but an important step in assessing how human activity is affecting the planet.

Calculate your footprint: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/

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