Carbon and Ecological Footprint

remoevedTools for determining your environmental impact are extensive. Two particularly useful concepts are the individual measurement of your carbon footprint and your ecological footprint. Too some extent they overlap and so they are combined into a cumulative, though limited measure of environmental impact. Carbon describes waste, or atmospheric pollutants from resources not successfully treated, or used more efficiently. Carbon influences climate in ways we are still quantifying. Ecological impact examines your use of fresh water, your waste, and your impact on bio-diversity. While no means exhaustive the survey in the Activity section (to the left) provides a starting point for understanding your environmental impact.

The Resources section after Unit 3 includes the Environmental Footprint Methodology Document from which this survey takes its results.