Click on this link to get to the Ecological Footprint Calculator. Then follow the directions on your sheet.
READ and answer the questions in order on the sheet as you do the online activity. Many of the questions on the sheet include information that will help you with the online activity.
It's VERY important to record your results in question 10 on your sheet when you finish the online activity.
To add your comment, scroll down to "comments" and only log in as ANONYMOUS - so your full name does not show up in your comment. Sign your comment with your first name and last initial and what period you have biology in order to get credit. For example: "Jose P. Period 1"
I thought I'd use about 3 earths, but I turned out to use 4.2, so it was more than I expected. I didn't realize that how much meat and dairy I ate mattered. I LOVE cheese and eat meat a few time a week and pork and chicken. I guess I might cut down on some of that stuff since it will be healthier for me AND the planet. It was pretty cool to do. I want to ask my parents how much we really spend on gas and electric so I can do it again and see if it changes.
Jose P Period 1
My ecological footprint was more than i expected. The most interesting aboutthe qwuestions on this quiz was that it asked about the dairy consumed, wich means that dairy affects the earths needed. What was more interesting was that i used 50% of services.I will try top use public transportation to reduce the amount of earths needed.
Elizabeth G. Period 6
i thought that i would use about 5 earths and than i found out that i use about 6.5 earths i felt kinda bad and i want to really ask my parents how much we really use stuff and than i will try and redo this to see how many i really use :)
Isolde A pd6
i thought i was going to use 3 earths because i dont really use stuff.the most intresting question was about the food.to stop using energy and stop buying stuff.
i thought i used like 4 earths but it ended up to be 3.5 witch is good but i love food in packaged like pizza,zebra cakes and junk food lol but i never knew gas and the number of people living in your home affected your footprint.Changes i would make would be less packaged food and less gas and electricity using.
it was less than I expected .how much i eat a day.how much the service was.I will use less things.I learned how my life effects the earth. and i did the footprint like 11 times just maximum everything.
Dominic W period 6
My ecological footprint was more than I really expected. The most interesting about this quiz was that it asked about how much money did my family pay for gas.This surprised me since the most I thought I used in my house was food, but it turns out i use 50% of services ! I think from now on i will change using my computer and microwave less even tho i enjoy it alot !
Ruth s. period 2
I expected less acres. The most interesting question was when they asked me how many people live in my house. It was surprising how many earths I had, I had 4.1 earths. I will recycle more stuff. It was a nice experience of finding this about my footprint because now I know what things affect or make my footprint.
Y.L period 6
the footprint made me think more of how much i can save the world by using less things.
Fabian . period 6
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