The Pros And Cons Of Ecological Footprint

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An ecological footprint or also known as a carbon footprint is how much a human produces and consumes in terms of resources nature creates. Everyone can produce CO2 which is harmful for the environment. Waste is also produced and left to decompress back into the earth. Most waste takes a very long time to decompose because the properties of most material do not break apart easily when left in a landfill. Each person consumes foods produced in agriculture. Beef is heavily consumed however, it is detrimental to the environment to raise a substantial amount of livestock. The results from the carbon footprint quiz were not surprising. The category with the greatest consumption is food and shelter. However, food plus shelter might contribute significantly to my carbon footprint; both are still somewhat smaller compared to a whole household of people. I…show more content…
As consumption levels decrease the carbon footprint decreases as well. It is crucial that individuals strive to decrease the consumption level. Producing less waste such as wrappers or plastic is a great way to be conservative. Incorporating reusable containers and reusable water bottles can also significantly reduce waste. Recycling anything aluminum, glass, plastic, or cardboard is very beneficial to nature. The idea of sustainable living can be complex, but starting with simple fixes can lead to big changes for the future. The two most significant categories of my Ecological Footprint include, shelter and food. Shelter causes an issue when it comes to outdated appliance. During the summer when the air conditioning is constantly running, it requires a large amount of energy. Introducing energy efficient solutions to my apartment will reduce my ecological footprint greatly. I can also unplug devices when they are not in use or while I am sleeping. It is difficult to consume less food, as I am a college student and cannot afford a lot of food to begin
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