Measuring our Ecological Footprint can help us identify what contributes the most to our Footprint, and how resources could be used more efficiently in order to secure our own wellbeing, as well as that of the rest of humankind and the planet – both now and in the future.
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has just released a new ecological footprint test which is student-friendly and easy to use. This calculator helps to identify the environmental impacts of everyday activities and capture progress towards more sustainable practices. The Bigfoot application is not as in-depth as the EPA VIC Ecological Footprint calculators so more suitable for younger students.
>> Check it out at www.powerhousemuseum.com/online/bigfoot/
You might also be interested in the Powerhouse Museum’s ‘Ecotude’ website for schools
The Museum’s ‘Ecologic Exhibition’www.powerhousemuseum.com/exhibitions/ecologic.php
EPA Victoria’s calculators can be found atwww.epa.vic.gov.au/ecologicalfootprint/calculators/default.asp