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  1. 1. REDUCING OURREDUCING OURECOLOGICALECOLOGICALFOOTPRINTFOOTPRINTWITH ECO-WITH ECO-FRIENDLYFRIENDLYLIVINGLIVINGBy : Nicole St. Jean
  2. 2. The ResultsThe Resultsof my Nonof my NonEco-Eco-FriendlyFriendlyLivingLiving
  3. 3. My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly LivingCarbon Footprint• My Footprint: 60.14 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average : 91.43 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  4. 4. My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly LivingFood Footprint•My Footprint: 100.79 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 65.74 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  5. 5. My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly LivingHousing Footprint•My Footprint: 21.67 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 31.58 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  6. 6. My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly LivingGoods and Services Footprint•My Footprint: 38.36 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 57.66 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  7. 7. My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-My Ecological Footprint Devoid of Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly LivingTotal Footprint•My Footprint: 220.96 inglobal acres byconsumption category.•Country Average:246.41 in global acresby consumptioncategory.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  8. 8. My Ecological Footprint by Biome DevoidMy Ecological Footprint by Biome Devoidof Eco-Friendly Livingof Eco-Friendly LivingCropland Footprint•My Footprint: 27.34 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 29.61 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  9. 9. My Ecological Footprint by Biome DevoidMy Ecological Footprint by Biome Devoidof Eco-Friendly Livingof Eco-Friendly LivingPastureland Footprint•My Footprint: 62.87 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 68.02 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  10. 10. My Ecological Footprint by Biome DevoidMy Ecological Footprint by Biome Devoidof Eco-Friendly Livingof Eco-Friendly LivingMarine Fisheries Footprint•My Footprint: 45.61 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 49.33 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  11. 11. My Ecological Footprint by Biome DevoidMy Ecological Footprint by Biome Devoidof Eco-Friendly Livingof Eco-Friendly LivingForestland Footprint•My Footprint: 85.13 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 99.45 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  12. 12. My Ecological Footprint by Biome DevoidMy Ecological Footprint by Biome Devoidof Eco-Friendly Livingof Eco-Friendly LivingTotal Footprint•My Footprint: 220.96 in globalacres by consumption category.•Country Average: 246.41 inglobal acres by consumptioncategory.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  13. 13. My Ecological Impact Devoid of Eco-My Ecological Impact Devoid of Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly Livingvs.Ecological Impact in Earths•My Footprint: If everyone lived my lifestyle, we wouldneed 5.69 Earths.•Country Average: In living the standard Americanlifestyle, we would need 6.35 Earths.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  14. 14. How Big is Your Ecological Footprint?How Big is Your Ecological Footprint?Find Out by Visiting :http://www.myfootprint.org/en/about_the_quiz/what_it_measures/
  15. 15. For my Project:For my Project:What I’mWhat I’mDoing toDoing toReduce myReduce myEcologicalEcologicalFootprint...Footprint...EcologicalEcologicalFootprint...Footprint...
  16. 16. What I’m Doing to Reduce myWhat I’m Doing to Reduce myEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon Footprint•Share a vehicle/carpool, air tires to maximum mileage,change air filter, and change oil.•Replace car ride to and from nearby gym with bike ride(3 miles round-trip).•Replace light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
  17. 17. What I’m Doing to Reduce myWhat I’m Doing to Reduce myEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon Footprint Continued...•Turn off lights when leaving rooms.•Use power strips to turn off stand-by lights.•Turn off computers and monitors when not in use.
  18. 18. What I’m Doing to Reduce myWhat I’m Doing to Reduce myEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon Footprint Continued...•Keep thermostat relatively low in the winter andsummer.•Unplug small appliances when not in use.•Minimal use of power equipment when landscaping.
  19. 19. What I’m Doing to Reduce myWhat I’m Doing to Reduce myEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Food Footprint•Follow a Vegan Diet.•Purchase food at the local natural food market.•Purchase certified organic and sustainably producedfoods that are locally grown and in season.•Use an eco-friendly shopping bag.
  20. 20. What I’m Doing to Reduce myWhat I’m Doing to Reduce myEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Housing Footprint•Minimize shower time and toilet flushing.•Run clothes and dish washers only when full.•Wash cars rarely.
  21. 21. What I’m Doing to Reduce myWhat I’m Doing to Reduce myEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Housing Footprint Continued...•Look for and fix leaks regularly.•Avoid hosing down decks, walkways, and driveways.•Purchase cleaning products that are biodegradable ornon-toxic.
  22. 22. What I’m Doing to Reduce myWhat I’m Doing to Reduce myEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Goods/Services Footprint•Spend frugally and save money for the future.•Recycle all paper, aluminum, glass, and plastic atnearby recycle bin.•Recycle electronics at nearby recycling center.•Purchase clothing, paper, and other products that arerecycled, natural, organic or made of alternative fibersand locally produced.
  23. 23. The Results ofThe Results ofmy Eco-Friendlymy Eco-FriendlyLivingLiving
  24. 24. My Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyMy Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyLivingLivingCarbon Footprint• My Footprint: 73.4 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average : 91.43 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  25. 25. My Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyMy Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyLivingLivingFood Footprint•My Footprint: 18.08 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 65.74 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  26. 26. My Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyMy Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyLivingLivingHousing Footprint•My Footprint: 6.84 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 31.58 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  27. 27. My Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyMy Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyLivingLivingGoods and Services Footprint•My Footprint: 2.83 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 57.66 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  28. 28. My Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyMy Ecological Footprint with Eco-FriendlyLivingLivingTotal Footprint•My Footprint: 101.15 inglobal acres byconsumption category.•Country Average: 246.41in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  29. 29. My Ecological Footprint by Biome withMy Ecological Footprint by Biome withEco-Friendly LivingEco-Friendly LivingCropland Footprint•My Footprint: 12.61 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 29.61 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  30. 30. My Ecological Footprint by Biome withMy Ecological Footprint by Biome withEco-Friendly LivingEco-Friendly LivingPastureland Footprint•My Footprint: 28.53 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 68.02 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  31. 31. My Ecological Footprint by Biome withMy Ecological Footprint by Biome withEco-Friendly LivingEco-Friendly LivingMarine Fisheries Footprint•My Footprint: 21.41 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 49.33 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  32. 32. My Ecological Footprint by Biome withMy Ecological Footprint by Biome withEco-Friendly LivingEco-Friendly LivingForestland Footprint•My Footprint: 38.59 in global acres by consumptioncategory.•Country Average: 99.45 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  33. 33. My Ecological Footprint by Biome withMy Ecological Footprint by Biome withEco-Friendly LivingEco-Friendly LivingTotal Footprint•My Footprint: 101.15 inglobal acres byconsumption category.•Country Average:246.41 in global acres byconsumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  34. 34. My Ecological Impact with Eco-FriendlyMy Ecological Impact with Eco-FriendlyLivingLivingvs.Ecological Impact in Earths•My Footprint: If everyone lived my lifestyle, we wouldneed 2.61 Earths.•Country Average: In living the standard Americanlifestyle, we would need 6.35 Earths.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  35. 35. My EcologicalMy EcologicalFootprint: FromFootprint: FromNon Eco-FriendlyNon Eco-FriendlyLiving to Eco-Living to Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly LivingA Before and AfterSnapshot
  36. 36. My Ecological Footprint: From Non Eco-My Ecological Footprint: From Non Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivingA Before and After Snapshot•My carbon footprint increased from 60.1 to 73.4 inglobal acres by consumption category due to anunexpected plane flight for the care of mygrandmother/emergency purposes.•My food footprint decreased from 100.8 to 18.1 inglobal acres by consumption category.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  37. 37. My Ecological Footprint: From Non Eco-My Ecological Footprint: From Non Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivingA Before and After Snapshot•My housing footprint decreased from 21.7 to 6.8 inglobal acres by consumption category.•My goods and services footprint decreased from 38.4to 2.8 in global acres by consumption category.•My total footprint in global acres by consumptioncategory decreased significantly from 220.96 to 101.15.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  38. 38. My Ecological Footprint: From Non Eco-My Ecological Footprint: From Non Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivingMy Total Footprint: 220.96 My Total Footprint: 101.15Country Average: 246.41 Country Average: 246.41A Before and After SnapshotEcological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  39. 39. My Ecological Footprint: From Non Eco-My Ecological Footprint: From Non Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivinggA Before and After SnapshotMy Total Footprint Devoid of Eco-Friendly Living: 220.96My Total Footprint with Eco-Friendly Living: 101.15Country Average: 246.41Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  40. 40. My Ecological Footprint by Biome: FromMy Ecological Footprint by Biome: FromNon Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-FriendlyNon Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-FriendlyLivingLivingA Before and After Snapshot•My cropland footprint share by biome in global acresremained the same across the board at 12 percent.•My pastureland footprint share by biome in globalacres remained the same across the board at 28percent.•My marine fishery footprint share by biome in globalacres remained the same across the board at 21Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  41. 41. My Ecological Footprint by Biome: FromMy Ecological Footprint by Biome: FromNon Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-FriendlyNon Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-FriendlyLivingLivingA Before and After Snapshot•My forestland footprint share by biome in global acresdecreased from 39 percent to 38 percent.•My total footprint in global acres by consumptioncategory decreased from 220.96 to 101.15.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  42. 42. My Ecological Footprint by Biome: FromMy Ecological Footprint by Biome: FromNon Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-FriendlyNon Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-FriendlyLivingLivingA Before and After SnapshotDevoid of Eco-Friendly Living with Eco-Friendly LivingEcological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  43. 43. My Ecological Impact: From Non Eco-My Ecological Impact: From Non Eco-Friendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivingFriendly Living to Eco-Friendly LivingMy impact in Earths•By living a primarily eco-friendly life I reduced myecological impact from 5.69 Earths to 2.61 Earths.•Country Average: In living the standard Americanlifestyle, we would need 6.35 Earths.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.Country AverageImpact in EarthsMy Impact in Earths withEco-Friendly LivingMy Impact in Earths Devoidof Eco-Friendly LivingA Before and After Snapshot
  44. 44. WhatWhat YouYou Can DoCan Doto Reduce Yourto Reduce YourEcologicalEcologicalFootprint...Footprint...
  45. 45. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon FootprintUse Cleaner Transport•Walk, bike or take public transit.•Turn off the engine to your vehicle when not in use; donot allow it to idle.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  46. 46. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon Footprint Continued...Use Cleaner Transport•Have your vehicle serviced regularly, check air filtermonthly and keep tires aired to maximum gas mileage.•Refrain from short airplane rides; instead, take the busor train.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  47. 47. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon Footprint Continued...Add Energy Saving Features to Your Home•Install compact fluorescent bulbs.•Weatherproof your home.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  48. 48. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon Footprint Continued...Add Energy Saving Features to Your Home•Insulate your water heater or purchase a tanklesswater heater.•Choose energy efficient appliances.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  49. 49. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon Footprint Continued...Adopt Energy Saving Habits•Keep thermostat relatively low in the winter and thesummer.•Clean out or replace air conditioning filters regularly.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  50. 50. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon Footprint Continued...Adopt Energy Saving Habits•Unplug electronics when not in use.•Use power strips.•Dry clothes outside when possible.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  51. 51. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Carbon Footprint Continued...Adopt Energy Saving Habits•Make minimal use of power equipment whenlandscaping.•Defrost refrigerator and freezer regularly.•Choose/purchase green electricity.•Purchase carbon offsets.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  52. 52. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Food Footprint•Eat local, organic, in season foods.•Plant a garden.•Shop at local farmers market or natural food store.•Eat lower on the food chain; reduce your meat anddairy intake, go vegetarian, or go vegan.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  53. 53. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Housing FootprintChoose Sustainable Building Materials, Furnishings,and Cleaning Products.•Explore green design features: passive solar heating,a rainwater catchment or grey water recycling system,and recycled materials.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  54. 54. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Housing Footprint Continued ...Choose Sustainable Building Materials, Furnishings,and Cleaning Products.• Choose efficient appliances, including low flowshower heads, faucets, and toilets.• Choose furnishings that are second-hand, recycled,or sustainably produced.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  55. 55. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Housing Footprint Continued ...Choose Sustainable Building Materials, Furnishings,and Cleaning Products.•Plant drought tolerant plants in your garden and yard.•Use biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  56. 56. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Housing Footprint Continued...Adopt Water Saving Habits•Take shorter, less frequent showers.•Dont use the garbage disposal; compost instead.•Run the dishwasher and the laundry machine onlywhen full.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  57. 57. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Housing Footprint Continued...Adopt Water Saving Habits•Wash cars rarely and use a car wash.•Avoid hosing down or power-washing your deck,walkways, or driveway.•Regularly look for and fix leaks.Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  58. 58. WhatWhat YouYou Can Do to Reduce YourCan Do to Reduce YourEcological Footprint...Ecological Footprint...Goods/Services Footprint•Buy less! Replace items only when you really need to.•Recycle all your paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic.Dont forget electronics!•Compost food waste for the garden.•Buy recycled products, particularly those labeled "post-consumer waste."Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy.
  59. 59. You Can Begin Reducing Your FootprintYou Can Begin Reducing Your FootprintToday!Today!To Learn More About Reducing Your Footprint Visit : http://www.myfootprint.org
  60. 60. References:References:Ecological Footprint: Center for Sustainable Economy. Reduce Your Footprint.Retrieved June 20, 2011 from http://myfootprint.orgEco-Friendly Digest. Eco-Friendly Living Ideas. 2010. Eco-Friendly Digest.Retrieved June 20, 2011 from http://www.eco-friendly-digest.com/eco-friendly-living.html

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