green-planetAn “Ecological footprint” is the impact of human activities measured in terms of the area of biologically productive land and water required to produce the goods consumed and to assimilate the wastes generated. More simply, it is the amount of the environment necessary to produce the goods and services necessary to support a particular lifestyle. An interesting way to look at ecological footprint is how much nations consume versus how much they actually have.

A “Carbon Footprint” refers to a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of carbon emissions produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating, transportation.

 

We invite you to leave “POSITIVE FOOTPRINT” and take an action to green our world by raising awareness to the topic and supporting green initiatives and organizations that care about the environment.  You can also choose to support one of our green initiatives in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, like Accessible Jerusalem, Green Roofs, and other initiatives

What is your Ecological Footprint?

Everyone of us has an ecological footprint. To measure your own, click here: http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/

Biggest_footprint

People in different parts of the world live very differently and have very differently sized footprints. As you can see in the 2013 chart above, different countries have an average ecological footprint. In other words, to live the lifestyle that we currently lead in for example, Qatar, each person on average uses at least 11.68 soccer fields of biologically active land and water.