mardi, juillet 25, 2006

what's your eco footprint?

I recycle. I buy organic most of the time. I live less than 5 miles from work. I don't drive an SUV. I even carpool every chance I get.

And, compared to most Americans, I have a pretty small ecological footprint. But the fact remains that if everyone lived like me, we'd need 3.7 planets. Al Gore would be so disappointed in me ...

3 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

dude...my lifestyle requires 5 planets....&*$@$ and I thought we were being good. (Ophira)

Saku a dit…

It must be easier in Finland. My footprint was 6.1 needing 3.4 planets. Half of the year I cycle to work (3 miles) and my car uses about 7l/100km ... I also have household of 4 persons.

Finland's average seems to be 8.4 global hectares - one third of US average.

What bothers me most is that my quiz said "WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 1.8 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE GLOBAL HECTARES PER PERSON.
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when it is 4.5 GHs in your screenshot ???

O a dit…

I'm not even going to take this test right now. Phoenix ain't where anything remotely eco-friendly happens. No way I can ride a bike or take public transit to work. Nowhere to recycle. You have to keep the AC on almost all the time. Pretty much sucks.