Reduce Your Footprint
Footprints are the result of many individual choices as well as the activities and policies of government, corporations and civic institutions. There are numerous ways you can reduce your footprint, improve your quality of life and influence policy so that future generations have the same opportunities to enjoy rich and rewarding lives. When you take action and commit to reduce your own footprint, you inspire and engage others to do the same.
All of our actions have a direct or indirect impact on our carbon and ecological footprint and contribute to the accelerating global warming and climate change. Effects of climate change can be seen now, which means we need to act now.
The Sisters of the Presentation encourage everyone to be aware of their energy usage and its effects and take steps to reduce your footprint. Given that we all contribute to the problem, we should all contribute to a solution and work towards sustainability.
What is your Carbon Footprint?
Your carbon footprint is the direct effect your daily actions, decisions and lifestyle have on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. Probably the biggest contributors to your carbon footprint are travel needs and electricity demands at home.
- Measure your carbon footprint.
What is your Ecological Footprint?
Your ecological footprint measures how much land you occupy, how much you use and the purposes for which you use it. This demonstrates how individual daily actions, decisions and lifestyle impact Earth, our only source of life. By measuring the footprint of a population - an individual, city, business, nation or all of humanity - we assess our pressure on the planet. This can help us manage our ecological assets more wisely and take personal and collective responsibility to support a world where humanity lives within Earth's bounds. Knowing how much nature, land and water, animal and plant species we have, how much we use, and who uses what, is the first step to ensure we identify the best long-term solutions.
- Measure your ecological footprint.