I am going to be in S.T.A.R. training Wednesday and Thursday – I am adding another green designation to my work, “Earth Advantage Broker”.
A preprequisite was to calculate my personal ecological footprint and bring it with me. I think it’s amazing how conscious I am of environmental impact yet if everyone lived like me it would take 4 Planet Earths to do it, and to support my lifestyle it takes 18 global acres of the Earth’s productive area. I still eat meat and I drive a car (and don’t ride the bus). And I eat potato chips. Some things just aren’t going to change.
I still think I shouldn’t have gotten more credit for living in a green design home (which was better than living in a 2-4 unit building, I actually live in a 7 unit building). I think in the end it would still take 3 planets. So sad.
What is your Ecological Footprint? Take the quiz to find out (it’s fast).