Discover the size of your ecological footprint

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24th May, 2016

With our growing population and consumption, we hear everywhere that if we continue to consume the way we do we will need more than one planet.

The ecological footprint determines how much our personal consumption affects the planet and whether or not it is sustainable. It has been created to help people realise that their ways of living influence on the planet’s well being. Often we hear people asking what their little actions are going to change, as if individual acts didn’t have any weight. But we all have the possibility to improve things and it is through individual efforts that we can reach people around us and then on politics.
The ecological footprint is a tool to realise what kind of changes we can bring to our life so that we can make the world a better place. It targets various themes to work on : water, recyling, transport, energy and eating habits.

[/cs_text][x_button size=”large” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://islandwood.org/footprint-calculator/” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Click here to calculate your ecological footprint[/x_button][x_gap size=”50px”][cs_text id=”” class=”” style=”” text_align=””]Here are a few facts to encourage you to reduce our impact:[/cs_text][x_feature_list][x_feature_box title=”Water” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”icon” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”circle” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”1px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_icon=”glass”]• According to the Irish Water, cutting your shower time by 1 minutes could save up to 9,000 litres of water a year.
• Same thing with tooth brushing, you could save up to 7,000 litres a year by cutting down the water while you’re brushing your teeth.
[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”Clothing habits” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”icon” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”circle” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”1px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_icon=”shopping-cart”]• More and more website, propose to exchange your clothes. Before throwing them away, think that maybe someone would like to wear them.[/x_feature_box][x_feature_box title=”Consumption” title_color=”” text_color=”” graphic=”icon” graphic_size=”60px” graphic_shape=”circle” graphic_color=”#ffffff” graphic_bg_color=”#2ecc71″ align_h=”left” align_v=”top” side_graphic_spacing=”20px” max_width=”none” child=”true” connector_width=”1px” connector_style=”dashed” connector_color=”#272727″ graphic_icon=”shopping-basket”]• Buy local. If you have the opportunity to bay local fruits, vegetables, eggs and dairy do it. Like that you will be able to choose products with no pesticides and you will encourage the local economy. It will reduce your environmental [/x_feature_box][/x_feature_list][x_author title=”About the Author” author_id=””][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section]

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