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Sunday, December 19, 2004

Calculate the size of your ecological footprint, then reduce it.

Your ecological footprint is the amount of productive land it takes to provide the energy, food, goods and services you use and to absorb the waste you create. The average American uses 25 acres to support his or her current lifestyle. While the average Canadian uses 18 acres, and the average Italian uses 10 acres. How much do you use?

Find out by using this ecological footprint calculator. Just answer 13 questions about food, transportation and housing. Then use the information to lessen your negative impact on the environment and on humanity.

Mine was much bigger than I expected. I've got a lot of work to do. What about you?

1 comment:

Steve said...

I had 12 acres, which I don't think is too bad. Cool test.