“Tierra Degradada” Ronnie Arias by Gaby Herbstein – Via : greendiary.It is a pic from this Argentinan artistic project to support this topic.
Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.
This is the World Consumption Cartogram a visual way to clarify which countries are consumig more resources in the world.
So… how many planets do you need to support your lifestyle?
That´s it, let´s talk about Ecological Footprint.
- The ecological footprint (definition from wikipedia) is a measure of human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems. It compares human demand with planet Earth‘s ecological capacity to regenerate. It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area needed to regenerate the resources a human population consumes and to absorb and render harmless the corresponding waste.
With this graphic the concept and the data are quite clear.
For further info, in this post you can also find the chart with the data for all the coutries.
In case you want to check the more accurate data about footprint that are from 2009, then give a look at the Ecological Footprint Atlas 2009.
- Anyway, let´s understand it more directly with this online game to calculate your ecological footprint, so… how many planets do YOU need?
After calculating your Ecological Footprint do not forget to read the proposed eco tips to reduce your cunsumption, small ideas to save the planet.
Cartoon from this blog.