We are often asked, "What can I do to live sustainably"? Our first response: take a look at your eco-footprint.
An eco-footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand for natural capital that may be contrasted with the planet's ecological capacity to regenerate. The Footprint helps us understand our impact on the planet. When demand exceeds capacity of any ecosystem - to regenerate the resources it consumes and to absorb its carbon dioxide emissions - we go into an 'overshoot' situation. Avoiding an overshoot should be our collective goal. More information here.
We have crafted an overview of campus and home actions that keep your personal eco-footprint low. If you can respond by making personal change to lower your impact, you can gain a clear view on how to engage in needed higher level change in business and the community.
Thank you for asking. Thank you for engaging in our shared sustainable future.