Ecological Fooprint is as follows as per FootprintNetwork:
Website Critical Assesment:
I wish I could turn the music off!
It is very hard to try and focus on this when I am trying to listen to the music of my choice while trying to figure out how horrible I am to my Planet and the other inhabitants of said Earth.
I tried out the options at the end of the test concerning changing a few of my lifestyle traits and the results were pretty entertaining. If I eat less animal based foods I could reduce my impact by .1 Earths. Seriously, I could go into detail about how off this test is. For one, I am not a serious driver most of the year and when I do drive there is almost always another person in the car. I choose to ride my bicycle. Before the bike there was a skateboard for transportation. I do own a car, but mostly for convenience and to get to and from the mountains that I hold so dear to my heart. However, I must say that the web developers are most likely to err on the side of awareness and for the non-critical thinker this is a good start. Sure, I eat some things that I have not grown and come from another living creature that had to eat and utilize the Earth. There is a bit of a return that we are not able to offer our Mother planet and keeping that in mind is the key to ensuring that we live a lifestyle guided by moderation. If I could be a completely self-sufficient human I would, but that is not exactly a possibility in today's world. Here is a start to what I could do to reducing my footprint:
1) Turning off all appliances when I leave the house. (My roommates won't mind, or follow suit.)
2) Eat less meat/pork/poultry. At least not at every meal.
3) Pay more attention to origination of my food purchases
4) Try to use less heating energy. (This one I know will work out this quarter!)
I'll keep you posted.