|We all should aim for One Planet Living|
These days people frequently use buzz words like “Climate Change”, “Eco Products”, “Food Miles”, “Energy Efficiency”, “Carbon Offset” etc. but very few of us really understand the true meaning of these terms.
Let’s look at this in a bigger picture. Have you ever thought about what would happen if everyone on Earth lived like us in Australia? The answer would be devastating. If all countries consumed the resources that we Australians do, it would take three Earths to support their lifestyle. Australia has one of the world’s largest ecological footprints per capita!
We have been exceeding the Earth’s ability to support our lifestyle. Habitats are being destroyed, the soil and waterways are being irreparably degraded. We must get back into balance! And we can.
Each of us can make some simple changes that will add up to a great deal of relief for our increasingly fragile planet.
Would you like to measure your ecological footprint to see how the way you live is impacting the planet and what you can do to reduce it?
You can calculate your ecological footprint. More importantly, by changing inputs you can find out the differences and impacts that we make – the bigger picture.
Our (SpurTopia) ecological footprint is one and half planets. What is yours?
|Comparison of different countries. (Australia 3 planets)|