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Old 05-30-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
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What is your ecological footprint?

The ecological footprint is the amount of land required to sustain you. If the whole world lived like America, we'd need over 5 Earths to sustain that lifestyle. And it's said that we should bring the whole world up to American's level?

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 20

IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON.


IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 4.6 PLANETS.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:30 PM   #2
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I'm guessing there's some sort of test which your forgot to link...?
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:33 PM   #3
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Yeah =/

http://www.earthday.net/footprint/index.asp

I had it pasted in but somehow removed it.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:35 PM   #4
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Did that awhile ago... I recall that I "only" needed about 2.5 earths...
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:38 PM   #5
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total footprint is 7.4

my country is 8.8

if everyone lived like me there would be 4.1 earths.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:39 PM   #6
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CATEGORY GLOBAL HECTARES
FOOD 3.5
MOBILITY 0.3
SHELTER 0.3
GOODS/SERVICES 0.6
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 4.7



IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 8.8 GLOBAL HECTARES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 1.8 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE GLOBAL HECTARES PER PERSON.

IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 2.6 PLANETS

I'm in Canada. I eat lots of meat and lots of processed food, but I walk a lot and use my bicycle.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:41 PM   #7
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Mine's only so high because I eat a lot of meat. I rarely drive, but I am often a passenger. 90% of the time it's only to keep someone company, so that 90% of the time, I'm maybe reducing fuel efficiency by like 2%. And I have a big house.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:48 PM   #8
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4.2 for me. it would take 2.3 earths to sustain everyone with my life style :/
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:04 PM   #9
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:31 PM   #10
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that test is stupid. it acts as if i have 1 plant processing all of my food. it doesn't take into account that it's hard to grow vegetables for myself to eat when there's about an acre of grass in my whole city.

"it would take 4 planets for everyone to live like me"
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:32 PM   #11
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that test is stupid. it acts as if i have 1 plant processing all of my food. it doesn't take into account that it's hard to grow vegetables for myself to eat when there's about an acre of grass in my whole city.

"it would take 4 planets for everyone to live like me"
No it doesn't. It just asks what is local and what isn't, which I think factors into gas consumption.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:35 PM   #12
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:07 PM   #13
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I'd need 4 Earths.

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that test is stupid. it acts as if i have 1 plant processing all of my food. it doesn't take into account that it's hard to grow vegetables for myself to eat when there's about an acre of grass in my whole city.
It's not stupid. It isn't criticing you, it's drawing attention to our way of life. Western society is set up in such a way that our ecological footprints are huge. It isn't your fault, it's everyone's fault.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:03 PM   #14
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Right not it'd take 4.8 Earths to keep everyone goin' like me. When school starts back up, I got it down to 1.7.

Hardcore!
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:13 PM   #15
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7.6 Ha. the Average for Australia is also 7.6.

I need 4.2 planets though.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:27 PM   #16
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My total footprint is 9, my country's average being 24 acres per person.

If everyone lived like me, we would need two planets.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:49 PM   #17
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Interesting

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CATEGORY ACRES

FOOD 5.4

MOBILITY 3.2

SHELTER 5.2

GOODS/SERVICES 7.7

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 22



IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 4.5 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE ACRES PER PERSON.




IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 4.8 PLANETS.
I like to thinks its not completely my fault, mostly just the nature of the city I live in.

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Old 05-30-2006, 11:54 PM   #18
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If Everyone Lived Like You, We Would Need 2.7 Planets.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:57 PM   #19
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CATEGORY ACRES

FOOD 4.2

MOBILITY 3

SHELTER 4.7

GOODS/SERVICES 6.9

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 19

4.2 earths needed.
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:26 AM   #20
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It's my fault.

I'll solve it. Don't worry about a thing.
Do not heed any hippy bull**** that comes your way.

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Old 05-31-2006, 12:55 AM   #21
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this is such stupid ****ing bull**** mother****ers.

the whole concept of needing extra planets is completely ****ing insane we've been using land progressively more and more intensively ever since we first figured out that seeds turn into plants dammit.

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 22



IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 4.5 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE ACRES PER PERSON.

IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 4.8 PLANETS.

would've been higher, but I decided to get a Forrester instead of the Land Rover

haha after I move back home I'll be up to 30. would've been 33 with the landrover.

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Old 05-31-2006, 12:59 AM   #22
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CATEGORY ACRES
FOOD 5.9
MOBILITY 0.2
SHELTER 3.2
GOODS/SERVICES 3.2
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 12



IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 4.5 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE ACRES PER PERSON.



IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 2.8 PLANETS.



Wow I am really surprised by my score, I thought I was the typical energy sucking, excess waste pruducing American
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I'll take responsibility for everyone in this thread. Don't feel guilty at all.

It's my fault.

I'll solve it. Don't worry about a thing.
Do not heed any hippy bull**** that comes your way.

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Lol big time

TOTAL FOOTPRINT 12



IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 4.5 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE ACRES PER PERSON.



IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 2.7 PLANETS.
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im not taking this test because i want to save badnwidth and therefore save 0.00000000023 percent of a hypothetical planet
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:20 AM   #26
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Food 3.1
Mobility 0.9
Shelter 0.9
Goods/services 1.4
Total Footprint 6.3

In Comparison, The Average Ecological Footprint In Your Country Is 8.8 Global Hectares Per Person.

Worldwide, There Exist 1.8 Biologically Productive Global Hectares Per Person.

If Everyone Lived Like You, We Would Need 3.5 Planets.
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Food 3.1
Mobility 0.9
Shelter 0.9
Goods/services 1.4
Total Footprint 6.3

In Comparison, The Average Ecological Footprint In Your Country Is 8.8 Global Hectares Per Person.

Worldwide, There Exist 1.8 Biologically Productive Global Hectares Per Person.

If Everyone Lived Like You, We Would Need 3.5 Planets.
I got a 12 foot print and it said if everyone lived like me there would need to be 2.9. Yet your footprint is half mine but 3.5 planets. That doesn't make sense.
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I got a 12 foot print and it said if everyone lived like me there would need to be 2.9. Yet your footprint is half mine but 3.5 planets. That doesn't make sense.
The site is just a scam to get people to donate cash.
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I got a 12 foot print and it said if everyone lived like me there would need to be 2.9. Yet your footprint is half mine but 3.5 planets. That doesn't make sense.
hectares
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O wait your's is measure in hectares. I didn't catch that.
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