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How big is your footprint?

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gardkarlsen

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Posted: 2006-06-14 23:04:00   

Hi



How big is your ecological footprint? Take the test on http://www.ecofoot.org/ and check it out. My footprint is 7 so I was below average for Norway at least. But I guess this can get us to focus a bit on the way we live. Maybe there are actions that we can take to make this into a better world :-)



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Posted: 2006-06-15 10:22:00   

Average for the Netherlands is 4.8, my foot print is 3,9. (Mainly due to the fact that I have no car and don't eat meat)

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Posted: 2006-06-15 14:01:00   

Interesting Gard. The test gives a good indication of how much energy we use and waste we produce...



The average for Germany is 4,9 my foot print is like Marianne at 3,9 currently (Mainly due to the fact that I use mainly shared city transport and cut down on processed foods).



The average for South Africa is 5,8 my foot print there was 4,3. (Mainly due to high and unefficient transport costs and vast distances but we produced a lot of our own fruit and vegitables in a garden)



The world average per person for available energy and resources is 1,8 (hectares) so if everyone worldwide lived like I do in Germany we would need 2,2 earths!



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Posted: 2006-06-15 22:40:00   

Interesting site, it certainly makes us think about our lifestyles.



I just crept under the 5.3 avg for the UK with 4.9, mainly because I do not drive.



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Posted: 2006-06-28 12:28:00   

any way related to travel or globo??

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Posted: 2006-06-28 12:57:00   

Hi Ravi



I'd say yes, related to GLOBO as a lot of us are using airtransport frequently, and thinking about the ecological consequences of our travels can be helpful.



And then it's the open board... well it's "open"



My two cents

Have a great day

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Posted: 2006-06-28 18:18:00   

Most travellers are interested in ecological matters - some travel only for it, so called "eco-tourists" ("eco-tourism"). I also note from above that travellers generally have a lower than average "footprint" and are perhaps more ecological aware than others.



My sister in Texas has a footprint of 19 (average for the USA is 24!)



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Posted: 2006-06-30 06:59:00   

hii Martin and Rudi,thanks a lot for explaning it ,i was totally unaware of this topic b4 ,now changed my views .

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Posted: 2006-06-30 06:59:00   

hii Martin and Rudi,thanks a lot for explaning it ,i was totally unaware of this topic b4 ,now changed my views .

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Posted: 2006-12-27 22:24:00   

... my "footprint" after six months jumped from 4 to 4.5! Why?

RR



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[ This Message was edited by: rangutan on 2006-12-27 22:47 ]

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