Ecological footprint

footprint 3The measurement of our impact in the planet

According to the Global Footprint Network, ecological footprint is the measure of how much area of biologically productive land and water an individual, population or activity requires to produce all the resources it consumes and to absorb the waste it generates, using prevailing technology and resource management practices. The Ecological Footprint is usually measured in global hectares.” (Global Footprint Network, 2015). The footprint generally refers to the consumption footprint and according to this definition, each in individual according to its consumption habit (use of water, electricity, heating, transportation, kind of food, etc) requires a space of land and water and therefore produces an impact in the planet, which can be higher or smaller according to this consumption behaviour.

If you want to know more about the ecological footprint in different countries, I recommend you this link from the Global Ecological Network: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/footprint_for_nations/

And are you curious to know what is your ecological footprint? You can check these links:

http://ecologicalfootprint.com/

http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/

footprint 2

La medida de nuestro impacto en el planeta

De acuerdo con la Global Footprint Network, la huella ecológica es la medida de cuánta tierra y agua biológicamente productivas requiere un individuo, población o actividad para producir todos los recursos que consume y para absorber los desechos que generan utilizando tecnología y prácticas de manejo de recursos prevalentes. Usualmente se mide en hectáreas globales y se refiere a la huella de consumo y de acuerdo con esta definición, cada individuo, de acuerdo con sus hábitos de consumo (uso de agua, electricidad, calefacción, transporte, tipo de alimentación etc) requiere un espacio de tierra y agua y por ello produce un impacto en el planeta, que será mayor o menor según su comportamiento de consumo.

Si quieres saber más sobre la huella ecológica de distintos países, te recomiendo mirar el link de la Global Ecological Network:

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/footprint_for_nations/

Y si tienes curiosidad por conocer tu propia huella ecológica entonces puedes mirar estos links:

http://ecologicalfootprint.com/

http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/

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