Ecological Footprint Calculator - How Many Earths?

Alyssa Rust
Posted May 18, 2015 from United States

How many earths do you need to support your current lifestyle?

The Global Footprint Network is a nonprofit organization established to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of the planet.

The Global Footprint Network has developed this fun and interesting tool where you can figure out how much land it takes to support your lifestyle. Plug in your location and additional information to the questions and see what your ecological footprint is.

I needed 3.7 earths to support my lifestyle but noticed I could reduce that number if I choice to drive less and eat less meat. I first did this calculator a few years ago and noticed that if I reduced the amount of waist that I produced and made a bigger effort to recycle that the number of earths I needed would be reduced.

  • Has this calculator made you think about something you can do to change in your lifestyle to reduce your dependency on the earth?

How many earths did it take to support your lifestyle?Share your results and let start a discussion.

  • After you completed the tool the first time did you go back and try and reduce that number?
  • As future and aspiring leaders what are you doing to educate you community about the issues shown in this tool?
  • What are you trying to do to become more sustainable?

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I hope you enjoy and find this tool fun and share it with others.

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Yvette Warren
May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

What a great idea, Alyssa. I will cross-post your post on Facebook, and hope you'll do the same.

Alyssa Rust
May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Dear Yvette, 

That's a great idea. I'll do that too and see if we can get a good discussion going! 

Sincerely, Alyssa Rust 

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