Think about the different categories of natural resources. Determine which one you think you use the most in your life and why. Post this personal…

Think about the different categories of natural resources. Determine which one you think you use the most in your life and why. Post this personal reflection as your initial post. Next, go to the following website, read the introduction, and then complete the Ecological Footprint Quiz. ( http://www.earthday.org/take-action/footprint-calculator/)Then, as a follow-up to your initial post, answer the following:

  • We would need _______ earths if everyone lived your lifestyle.
  • Looking at the Food, Shelter, Mobility, Goods and Services Footprint pie graph, do a bit of background research on national averages and then discuss how each of your sections compare to the country average. Explain why you think this is the case. Discuss the societal impacts of the results.   
  • Look at the bar graph detailing your Footprint by global acres. From which productive area do you produce the most Carbon Dioxide? Why do you think this is the case?
  • List three ways you can decrease your ecological footprint. Be specific. Bring in additional resources and ideas!
 

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