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Ecological Footprints

In this video, Dr. Nathan B. English talks about our ecological footprint and how we can calculate it.

Building on this idea of a global environmental bank account, our ecological footprint gives us an idea of how much we as individuals are withdrawing from that account.

Watch Dr. Nathan B. English explain how an ecological footprint is calculated and used to determine which nations are ecological debtors and which are ecological creditors.

Now it’s your turn

In the comments, share which nation you live in. Is that nation an ecological debtor or creditor? How do you think your personal ecological footprint stacks up to others in your nation and in the world? What factors. contribute to this?

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