Environmental Footprint

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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?
5.6
To support your lifestyle, how many productive global acres area needed?
25.7

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

Percent of emissions from Food
31
Percent of emissions from Shelter
12
Percent of emissions from Mobility
12
Percent of emissions from Goods
6
Percent of emissions from Services
39

TABLE B. Household Emissions

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

What are your current household emissions?
167591
What are the U.S. average household emissions?
103750
What was your reduced emissions?
157293

Household Emissions Savings
(Answers can be found above bar graphs

If you took all actions you would reduce annual emissions by:
10298
If you took all actions your potential dollar savings would be:
614
Your new total annual estimated CO2 emissions:
157293

QUESTIONS

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 = I’m sad to say that if the population lived like I do it would take 5.6 Earth’s to sustain us all. It takes 22.6 global acres just to support my life style. That multiplied by the population of the globe would put a huge burned on the earth and all of its resources. My foot prints alone affects the ecosystem around me. The more food I eat and the



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