Saturday, November 08, 2003

out of this world

I just calculated my ecological footprint. Basically, it estimates how much productive land and water you need to support what you use and what you discard by answer a few easy questions.
My footprint is 7.6 hectares. Not great. This means that if everyone lived as i did we would need 4.2 worlds to sustain us. On the other hand, Canada's national average is 8.8, so at least i am a little ahead of the game. However, worldwide there is only 1.8 biologically productive global hectares per person.
Take the test, see what size your footprint is, then think of ways to reduce it.


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