|The chart of ecological footprints is measured in number of Earths required to sustain their energy consumption.|
The map shows that the US, Canada, Australia, and most of Europe have a huge environmental footprint per person. These countries consume resources that would amount to more than 5 earths if the whole world consumed energy the same way. So, I went online to calculate my own environmental footprint. It calculated that if everyone consumed energy the way I did, we would need 2.3 earths. After finding this out, I have been a lot more conscious about how much energy I consume. I try to turn off all lights and appliances, compost my food, and eat less meat. I even take the school bus more.
How much energy do you consume? Use the link above to see. Hopefully this is eye opening for you and you become more conscious of how much energy you consume.