Exercise 4.4: Ecological Footprint

Complete the Footprint Calculator to find out your ecological footprint. Then answer the following questions.

http://footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/

1. What is your ecological footprint (in hectares)? Is this above or below the Canadian average?

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2. How much productive land is needed for you to maintain your lifestyle? 

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3. Hover your mouse over the pie chart. What percentages were given to you for the following sections:

a) Food --->

b) Shelter --->

c) Mobility --->

d) Goods --->

e) Services --->

4. Why do you think some areas took more percentage than others?

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5. What suggestions were given to you to reduce your footprint? Would you consider taking any of these suggestions?

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