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  • 1. The supreme reality of our time is ...the vulnerability of our planet. - John F. Kennedy
  • 2. Today humanity uses the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we use and absorb our waste
  • 3. They are disappearing. We depend on our natural resources for our survival…
  • 4. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours. Yet… How much water do we use in a day?
  • 5. Something doesn’t add up…
  • 6. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased -IPCC Fifth Assessment
  • 7. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal… many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a QuickTime™ and a QuickTime™ decompressor and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. decompressor are needed to see this picture. are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 8. What Now?
  • 9. Ec-o-log-i-cal foot-print noun: 1. the impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources. We influence the size of our ecological footprint by our daily choices
  • 10. What can individuals do to create change? Make a choice.
  • 11. Choose your food…
  • 12. Choose your water…
  • 13. Choose your transportation…
  • 14. Choose your waste…
  • 15. Choose your energy…
  • 16. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
  • 17. Your Move.
  • 18. Credits • • • • • • • • • http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/ http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/gfn/page/world_footprint / http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/wwf-report-criticizes-canada-s-ecologic http://upload.wikimedia .org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/YfZqjEW2e7U/TjeEVJXqZfI/AAAAAAAAAV8/AXqEK5nPyk/s640/photo_Clearcut.JPG http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5174992cecad042f3f000015-900/aboy-plays-with-balloons-by-a-river-in-the-capital-of-bangladesh-as-smokeemits-from-a-dump-yard.jpg http://politicallyinspired.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/change-architectsign1.jpg http://gerson.org/gerpress/wpcontent/uploads/2012/09/CommunityChange.jpg http://www.foresthistory.org/education/Curriculum/activity/activ8/images/ec ological_footprint.jpg