QUIZ - What's your carboon footprint - how many earths would it take to sustain YOU?

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Post by Akindra on Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:17 pm

http://www.myfootprint.org/en/visitor_information/

This quiz is great! It asks questions about your lifestyle and home etc to give you an idea how you measure up with being sustainable.

At the end it gives you a table and tells you how many earths there would need to be to sustain everyone if they had the same score as you.

This quiz estimates the size of your ecological footprint


The Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates the area of land and ocean required to support your consumption of food, goods, services, housing, and energy and assimilate your wastes. Your ecological footprint is expressed in "global hectares" (gha) or "global acres" (ga), which are standardized units that take into account the differences in biological productivity of various ecosystems impacted by your consumption activities. Your footprint is broken down into four consumption categories: carbon (home energy use and transportation), food, housing, and goods and services. Your footprint is also broken down into four ecosystem types or biomes: cropland, pastureland, forestland, and marine fisheries. Here are the global averages:







There are only 15.71 global hectares available per person on a renewable basis. This means we are overshooting the Earth's biological capacity by nearly 50%. To sustain present levels of consumption, we would need:



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