How much land do you take up on this
It's more than just the land taken up by your home.
It also includes the land used to produce
all the things you personally consume.
much land is that? From
"Our Ecological Footprint," by Mathis Wackernagel
and William Rees, we got an estimate for the
average American's footprint:
about 1.5 hectares to grow your food
>>over 1 hectare each for your housing,
transportation and consumer goods
>>about 0.5 hectare for government,
education and other services
<<TOTAL: over 5 hectares per person>>
How do we compare to the average American?
Jeremy Littell helped us calculate our
consumption, based on our power bills,
water bills, and other data we collected at home.