Ecological Footprint Part 2: What's Yours?
If you want to find out your ecological footprint, go to www.myfootprint.org and follow the quiz.
Mine comes out as:
1.2ha Goods & Services
Giving me a grand total of 4.9ha compared to a national average of 5.3ha using this method. OK but not brilliant. The biggest change I could make is to go vegan which would lop a whole hectare off. BTW I like to think my food rating is really lower as I buy local produce from local stores which isn't picked up in this particular model.
My 'shelter' footprint will go down when our first child arrives next Jan meaning our domestic requirements will be shared by 3 rather than 2.ern , isn't population growth an environmental problem, rather than an environmental solution?