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Topics: Carbon dioxide, Ecology / Pages: 2 (443 words) / Published: Oct 15th, 2013
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?
4.2
To support your lifestyle, how many productive global acres area needed?
21.4

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
9%
Percent of emissions from Mobility
4%
Percent of emissions from Goods
14%
Percent of emissions from Services
31%

TABLE B. Household Emissions

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

What are your current household emissions?
15,563
What are the U.S. average household emissions?
145,250
What was your reduced emissions?
5,709

Household Emissions Savings
(Answers can be found above bar graphs

If you took all actions you would reduce annual emissions by:
63%
If you took all actions your potential dollar savings would be:
$4.87
Your new total annual estimated CO2 emissions:
5,709

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 = Earth’s climate, Biodiversity , Economic Security

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 = Food, service, and goods

3. Based on the information from the reduce emissions section of the household



References: Any sources utilized in your question answers should be listed here. Bottcher, A., & Rex, A. (2012). Environmental science student manual. Sheridan, CO: eScience Labs.

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