What green choices have you already made in your life?
There are so many green choice options. Perhaps you take public transportation, bike, or walk instead of drive. Maybe you recycle or compost. Do you buy fewer things or have you reduced your use of single-use plastics? If you borrow from the library, you've already made one green choice. This guide shares many more.
The term used to describe this is "ecological footprint". Your ecological footprint measures how fast you use resources and create waste compared to how fast nature can absorb your waste and make new resources. The higher your footprint, the more changes you need to make to reduce your impact on the earth.
Calculate your footprint
Footprint calculators make things simpler for us. Enter the information required and the calculator will measure how much you depend on the environment and how your choices impact the planet. Start here if you're wondering where to focus your environmental protection efforts.
Developed by the Global Footprint Network, this calculator is used by individuals to measure their personal Ecological Footprint, discover their biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what they can do to tread more lightly on the Earth. Available for mobile devices.
This calculator helps you estimate your total water use. You know water comes from the tap, but do you know how much water goes into your sandwich? Your gadgets? The electricity that powers them? Soon you will!