The Ecological Footprint measures how much of the earth’s land and resources each person uses and wastes to support his or her lifestyle. The average Canadian uses about 7.7 hectares, but with a world population of 6 billion, the Earth only has about 1.5 hectares for each of us. So we’re using up the Earth as if we have four planet, when we only have one.
LLGreen developed and tested special Rural and Small Town Ecological Footprint with the assistance of Trillium and Canada Mortgage and Housing.
The Rural and Small Town Footprint takes the form of a three minute questionnaire and gives you a good idea of what you are consuming in rural Ontario. This is not a test! It is a simple tool to help us understand our life patterns and to point us in the direction of reducing our impact on the Earth.
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