Assignment 1 – Environmental Footprint
TABLE A. Ecological Footprint
(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? 4-5
To support your lifestyle, how many productive global acres area needed? 20.2
Ecological Footprint Breakdown
(Values can be obtained by scrolling over pie chart generated at completion of footprint)
Percent of emissions from Food
Percent of emissions from Shelter
Percent of emissions from Mobility
Percent of emissions from Goods
Percent of emissions from Services
TABLE B. Household Emissions
Household Emissions Results
(Answers can be found in bar graphs following completion of calculator)
What are your current household emissions?
What are the U.S. average household emissions?
What was your reduced emissions?
Household Emissions Savings
(Answers can be found above bar graphs
If you took all actions you would reduce annual emissions by: 4552
If you took all actions your potential dollar savings would be: 496
Your new total annual estimated CO2 emissions:
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 = If everybody lived like me it would take 3-4 earths. The impact of energy land would be great causing an effect on global warming. It would affect biodiversity because of the forest that it would have intruded on. I think it would help the economic security because I don’t produce any of my own foods or products. I buy everything which puts my money into...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document