Global Footprint Network is an international think tank working to advance sustainability through use of the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, and how much we use. This tool is unique in making overshoot measurable – through detailed resource accounts for nations, cities and individuals. By working with governments, investors and opinion leaders we demonstrate the advantages of making ecological limits central to decision-making.
Ecological footprint The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand for natural capital that may be contrasted with the planet's ecological capacity to regenerate. It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area necessary to supply the resources a human population consumes, and to assimilate associated waste. Using this assessment, it is possible to estimate how much of the Earth (or how many planet Earths) it would take to support humanity if everybody followed a given lifestyle. For 2007, humanity's total ecological footprint was estimated at 1.5 planet Earths; that is, humanity uses ecological services 1.5 times as quickly as Earth can renew them. Every year, this number is recalculated to incorporate the three-year lag due to the time it takes for the UN to collect and publish statistics and relevant research.
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As a former landscape architecture student from Cal Poly Pomona I am seriously considering getting a masters in Regenerative Studies, which led me to this post of explaining what that really is. The center for Regenerative studies was created by John T. Lyle a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona. Mr. CENTER FOR REGENERATIVE STUDIES AT CAL POLY POMONA
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