RS 301 - Individual Ecological Footprint

RS 301 - Individual Ecological Footprint - Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd Professor Wolf RS 301 Fall 2009 Individual Ecological Footprint 1. Simply put, an individual ecological footprint is the amount of land or sea that it would require to grow, or reproduce the amount of natural resources consumed by an individual, while also neutralizing the associated waste. In other words, it is a number that represents the comparison between an individual’s utilization of natural resources against the projected amount of land, or sea, it would require to regenerate these resources and eliminate the waste; effectively creating equilibrium. The number that one ends up with is important because it offers another way to explain, or reinforce the fact that we are members of an ecosystem with limited resources, and these resources are diminishing faster than we can change or behavior. 2. My first quiz results are: 21.22 acres a. Food Footprint – 5.69 acres b. Transportation Footprint – 4,72 acres c. Housing Footprint – 5.1 acres d. Other Footprint – 5.72 acres
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

RS 301 - Individual Ecological Footprint - Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online