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Learning Targets “I Can…” -Define “ecological footprint.” -Determine your ecological footprint based on your current lifestyle. -Explore options to reduce your ecological footprint. -Compare the average ecological footprint in America to that of the world’s average.
Calculating Your Ecological Footprint
What is an ecological footprint? The total area of functioning land and water ecosystems needed to provide resources to an individual or group of individuals and to remove their waste Used to estimate the carrying capacity for humans
What is an ecological footprint? According to one data set, the average American has an ecological footprint over four times larger than the global average How does your compare?
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