Teaching Suggestions for bettering
our Ecological Footprints
First take the Ecological Footprint Quiz doing the best you can to reflect your own lifestyle. Write down your choices and the results, especially how many worlds
you need. Then try the following.
the same parameters, try the following:
- another industrialized city/country - for example, Paris, France
truly poor country - for example, Nairobi, Kenya
- Beijing, China
Change parts of your lifestyle one area
at a time, leaving the rest as you did at first, to see how much effect you can have on your footprint. For example:
a vegan or vegetarian
- give up your automobile or purchase a high mpg vehicle
- move to a smaller, multifamily
house (try a row-house)
Remember, do these one at a time.