How does this website work?
It lets you know your ecological footprint, such as how many worlds it would take to sustain your way of living if everyone lived like you. It may seem extreme, but it has to do with the fact that the United States is a developed country that produces a lot of waste. The reason we are able to have one world, and not 5 as you might get in the foot print, is because many people do not live like us in the United States. Many countries are impoverished and underdeveloped, and do not make as much of an impact, or "footprint", on the world.
Take the quiz and find out your footprint!Ecological Footprint Quiz
Comment back and tell us:
What is your footprint?
Does this make you want to change how you are affecting the world?
What actions can you take to lower your ecological impact?
Take a look at the "explore scenarios" portion at the end of the quiz to get some ideas on how you can change your environment for the better.
It is a really interesting discussion and we would love to hear your feedback. You do not just need to take a stand to be a leader, you can be one by just setting an example for others. Start setting an example by helping out your environment!
Here are a few ways you can do it:
1. Recycle more
2. Buy more used clothing
3. Ride your bike or take more public transportation over driving alone, carpool!
4. Purchace more used clothing if you need to shop
To find more scenarios on how to help out your environment take the quiz and read some comments!
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