• Submitted By: Deb672c
  • Date Submitted: 03/11/2015 3:24 PM
  • Category: Science
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Assignment 1 – Environmental Footprint

TABLE A. 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? 5-4
To support your lifestyle, how many productive global acres area needed? 24.2

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

Percent of emissions from Food 34
Percent of emissions from Shelter 11
Percent of emissions from Mobility 6
Percent of emissions from Goods 13
Percent of emissions from Services 36%

TABLE B. Household Emissions

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

What are your current household emissions? 58,547
What are the U.S. average household emissions? 83,000
What was your reduced emissions? 31868

Household Emissions Savings
(Answers can be found above bar graphs

If you took all actions you would reduce annual emissions by: 26,679
If you took all actions your potential dollar savings would be: 814.00
Your new total annual estimated CO2 emissions: 31868


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.

Answer = 5-4 planet earths. there will be a food shortage.

2. Based on your findings from the ecological footprint calculator, what are the 3 everyday products and practices that contribute most to your environmental footprint?

Answer = the three findings from the ecological footprint calculator are services, food, and goods

3. Based on the...

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