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Ecological Footprint Analysis *

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The sustainability of our planet's resources ultimately depends upon our actions as citizens. How much we drive, what we eat, whether we have pets, and whether we recycle are all individual actions that affect the sustainability of the Earth's resources. Learn how ecological footprinting works and figure out how big your footprint is. How big is your family's footprint? Your school? A local business? Can you propose ways to increase or decrease the size of your ecological footprint? Develop your own way to measure ecological impact. How do people measure up using your tool? (Redefining Progress, 2002; Redefining Progress, 2004)

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