Reducing the Lethbridge Ecological Footprint

Friday, February 03, 2006

What is the Ecological Footprint?

The Ecological Footprint is the amount of land area required to support a person's lifestyle. Through our daily activities, we consume resources to eat, heat our house, travel, and power our daily activities. Canadians use, on average, 7.7 hectares of land per person to support their lifestyles. The global average is 2.8 hectares per person.

Many believe that as a global population, we are using resources (oil, water, forests, arable land) faster than they can be renewed, in that there are only 1.7 hectares available per person.

Calculate your footprint here.

Click here to find out more about Ranking the Ecological Impact of Nations.

This blog focuses on trying to reduce the Ecological Footprint of the community of Lethbridge, Alberta. Together, we can change our lifestyles to have a smaller impact on the environment and other communities around the world.


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