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newmayaml
Jul 10th, 2004, 11:44 AM
What would you think about that?
Ecological Footprint Quiz (http://www.earthday.net/footprint/index.asp)

foxytina_69
Jul 10th, 2004, 12:23 PM
scary thought :\

cedarblue
Jul 10th, 2004, 06:16 PM
oh dear!

Sabster
Jul 10th, 2004, 09:00 PM
hmm... That's kind of interesting.

eve
Jul 11th, 2004, 09:31 AM
Mine was 1.8 - interesting quiz.

John
Jul 12th, 2004, 07:43 AM
1.8?! I got 29!

eve
Jul 13th, 2004, 11:32 AM
29! what sort of a lifestyle are you living? But perhaps you're in a big city?

Sabster
Jul 13th, 2004, 02:05 PM
I live in a large city and I got a 3.9 or 3.8 I forget which one ... and well I walk a lot ... *grumbles* ... I'm thinking if I walk a lot and use public transportation most of the time ... and I'm still using more than one planet.. ah well.

John
Jul 14th, 2004, 10:42 PM
Maybe I'm talking about a different number. I'm refering to the acres number that was in bold print. I don't think I use too many resources compared to the average American but I guess the USA is probably the worst culprit.

And I would think that living in a city would reduce your waste a little (less travel). :(

eve
Jul 15th, 2004, 08:39 AM
The total footprint refers to the hectares.

John
Jul 18th, 2004, 08:48 AM
I wish I had that many hectares. I'd set up vegan Disneyland. :)

Sabster
Jul 20th, 2004, 06:18 AM
Cities are far more polluted than the suburbs. So, waste is much higher. That and the citizens of suburbia (hehe... jk... my parents live out in the suburbs) commute by car to city on a daily basis for work, etc... leading to higher pollution levels within the city limits, etc.

So, while cities offer more sidwalks than other areas... in the U.S. anyway (not many walk friendly cities).... few people use them.... especially for work, etc.

I'm quite fond of walking cities.... grocers... etc within 5-15 minute walking distance... that's what I like about Europe.... maybe I'll move to Europe some day....

John
Jul 21st, 2004, 03:01 AM
Yeah, I couldn't believe how in Europe, cities just end. Where I live, cities blend into suburbs, blend into highways, blend into small towns, blend into farms, blend into forests.

cast_the_flames
Dec 11th, 2004, 11:09 PM
find out how much impact you make on the world.

http://www.lead.org/leadnet/footprint/intro.htm

mine is sadly pretty big because i travel a lot. however, all of us vegans can expect a small impact from our dietary choices :)

bulletproof
Dec 11th, 2004, 11:34 PM
12.8 acres

MzNatural
Dec 12th, 2004, 12:16 AM
Here are my results.


Food Footprint 0.9 hectares or 2.3 acres
Transportation Footprint 0.3 hectares or 0.7 acres
Housing Footprint 2.1 hectares or 5.1 acres
Other Footprints 1.2 hectares or 3 acres

Total Footprint per person
4.5 hectares or 11.1 acres

feline01
Dec 12th, 2004, 02:25 AM
Here's my results, not too impressive.

YOUR RESULTS:
Food Footprint 1.1 hectares or 2.8 acres
Transportation Footprint 1.8 hectares or 4.5 acres
Housing Footprint 0.6 hectares or 1.4 acres
Other Footprints 1.3 hectares or 3.2 acres

Total Footprint per person 4.8 hectares or 12 acres

ConsciousCuisine
Dec 12th, 2004, 03:10 AM
YOUR RESULTS:
Food Footprint 0.9 hectares or 2.1 acres
Transportation Footprint 0.7 hectares or 1.8 acres
Housing Footprint 0.7 hectares or 1.8 acres
Other Footprints 0.9 hectares or 2.1 acres

Total Footprint per person 3.2 hectares or 7.8 acres

IN COMPARISON:

Your Eco-Footprint measures 31.1 % of an average American Footprint.

Worldwide, the biologically productive space available per person is 2.2 hectares or 5.4 acres.

John
Dec 12th, 2004, 09:29 AM
Here's a similar thread here on veganforum.com:

"Ecological Footprint Quiz" thread (http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453)

PinkFluffyCloud
Dec 12th, 2004, 01:13 PM
Mine was 4.6/11.4 acres.

Aurora
Dec 12th, 2004, 01:42 PM
YOUR RESULTS:
Food Footprint 0.9 hectares or 2.2 acres
Transportation Footprint 1.4 hectares or 3.5 acres
Housing Footprint 3.4 hectares or 8.5 acres
Other Footprints 2.1 hectares or 5.2 acres

Total Footprint per person 7.9 hectares or 19.4 acres

IN COMPARISON:

Your Eco-Footprint measures 77 % of an average American Footprint.

Worldwide, the biologically productive space available per person is 2.2 hectares or 5.4 acres.

Ruby Soho
Dec 12th, 2004, 01:46 PM
Food - 0.8 hectare, 2 acres
Transport - 0.2 hectares, 0.6 acres
Housing - 0.5 hectares, 1.1 acres
Other - 0.6 hectares, 1.4 acres

Total - 2.1 hectares, 5.1 acres

My footprint is 20.2% of the average american footprint

DianeVegan
Apr 30th, 2005, 09:40 PM
So happy to have found an environmental thread!

And so disappointed to discover that as a hybrid-driving, vegan American I am still using up much more than my share of the world.

I'd be interested in others results. You can take the quiz here http://myfootprint.org

My footprint is 26. No wonder some people are looking to colonize the moon!

ricky
May 5th, 2005, 07:36 AM
my footprint is 3.4

Seaside
May 5th, 2005, 08:35 AM
Posted by Dianecrna:

I'd be interested in others results. You can take the quiz here http://myfootprint.org

My footprint is 26. No wonder some people are looking to colonize the moon!

Mine is 9, and they said that if everyone lived like me, we would need 2 planets. Hmmmph! I think they should take into account whether you have children, and whether you intend to have or not have children. :o