Ess Ecological Footprint Comparison

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Ecological Footprint Comparison
1. Go to one of these sites and complete the form and find your footprint. 1.9 hectares.
2. Go to one other site and do the same.
4.4 hectares.
3. Compare the result. Compare the question they ask and the biases if any. The first site compare to the second is more complex. However, the question is all base on the same, but the first test is more specific. The result from second site is 2 times more from the first site. They are all focus on pollution absorption. I got 56.4% of my total footprint in the energy generation. The second one is about 26.44%. 4. Analyze the results by making concrete observations of what you could do to reduce your footprint. I can reduce my ecological footprint by reducing shopping and meat consumption, using recycle products, like bring my own shopping bag when I go to supermarket. Sometimes I can walk instead to take bus and taxi. 5. Extrapolate your results for your school, city, state/province, and country. School: 1.9×300=570 hectares

Singapore: 1.9×6,000,000=11,400,000 hectares
China: 1.9×1,300,000,000=2,470,000,000 hectares
6. Research the footprint of your country and compare your results with your country’s results. My ecological footprint is very close to the result of China’s ecological footprint per capita. It’s just slightly lower than the average. 7. Choose a developing country and compare results.

India’s ecological footprint is around 1 hectare per person; compare to the world average is much lower. And my footprint is at the world average level. So India’s ecological footprint is lower than mine.
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