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  • Date Submitted: 04/15/2014 6:42 PM
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SCI 207

– Environmental Footprint

Ecological Footprint

Footprint Results
(Answers to the following 2 questions will be given upon completion of footprint)

If everyone lived like you, how many planet Earth’s would we need? 4.4
To support your lifestyle, how many productive global acres area needed? 19.4

Ecological Footprint Breakdown
(Values can be obtained by scrolling over pie chart generated at completion of footprint)

Percent of emissions from Food 25
Percent of emissions from Shelter 4
Percent of emissions from Mobility 16
Percent of emissions from Goods 10
Percent of emissions from Services 45

Household Emissions

Household Emissions Results
(Answers can be found in bar graphs following completion of calculator)

What are your current household emissions? 23540
What are the U.S. average household emissions? 103750
What was your reduced emissions? 22572

Household Emissions Savings
(Answers can be found above bar graphs

If you took all actions you would reduce annual emissions by: 968
If you took all actions your potential dollar savings would be: 133
Your new total annual estimated CO2 emissions: 22572


1. Based on your findings from the ecological footprint calculator, how many Earth’s would be needed to support the global population if everyone lived your same lifestyle? Additionally, describe the impacts on the Earth’s climate, biodiversity, and economic security if every individual in the world lived your same lifestyle and discuss why these impacts would occur.

It would take 4.4 Earth’s to support life if everyone lived my same lifestyle. I depend more on meat such as beef instead of more fruits and vegetables, global climate change is impacted negatively in addition to lessening biodiversity. Being that I do not use an Energy company, which uses wind, solar, and hydro powered electricity, I think I could recycle more and commit to eating healthier it...

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