Week 1assignment ReportForm Essay
Week 1assignment ReportForm
(Answers to the following 2 questions will be given upon completion of footprint)
If everyone lived like you, how many planet Earth’s would we need? 4.2
To support your lifestyle, how many productive global acres area needed? 21.4
Ecological Footprint Breakdown
(Values can be obtained by scrolling over pie chart generated at completion of footprint)
Percent of emissions from Food
Percent of emissions from Shelter
Percent of emissions from Mobility
Percent of emissions from Goods
Percent of emissions from Services
TABLE B. Household Emissions
Household Emissions Results
(Answers can be found in bar graphs following completion of calculator)
What are your current household emissions?
What are the U.S. average household emissions?
What was your reduced emissions?
Household Emissions Savings
(Answers can be found above bar graphs
If you took all actions you would reduce annual emissions by: 63%
If you took all actions your potential dollar savings would be: $4.87
Your new total annual estimated CO2 emissions:
1. Based on your findings from the ecological footprint calculator, how many Earth’s would be needed to support the global population if everyone lived your same lifestyle? Additionally, describe the impacts on the Earth’s climate, biodiversity, and economic security if every individual in the world lived your same lifestyle and discuss why these impacts would occur.
Answer = Earth’s climate, Biodiversity , Economic Security
2. Based on your findings from the ecological footprint calculator, what are the 3 everyday products and practices that contribute most to your environmental footprint?
Answer = Food, service, and goods
3. Based on the information from the reduce emissions section of the household emissions calculator, name at least 2 actions that you can take to limit your carbon emissions? Include in your answer the exact dollar savings and the weight of carbon dioxide that could be saved (from the calculator results) for each of these two actions.
Answer = Services and food. You can limit your percent of emission on service by cutting down the service you use and saving at least 50.00 a week and on food by buying cheaper product and eating less could save you at least $100. A month.
4. Does reducing the size of your ecological footprint necessarily mean reducing your quality of life? Why or why not? Are there ways of enhancing your quality of life while lowering your environmental impact?
Answer = No it might even make quality of life better. Because you are reducing everyday living, like eating habits recycle more things which will make life better that in the pass. Yes
Any sources utilized in your question answers should be listed here. Bottcher, A., & Rex, A. (2012). Environmental science student manual. Sheridan, CO: eScience Labs.