Lab: Household Ecological Footprint
We all purchase goods and services, use energy, transport ourselves from one location to another, eat, drink, and produce waste. We know that our actions impact the world around us, but by how much?
The ecological footprint is a conceptual framework and metric which we can use to estimate the entire ecological impact of our lives. It can also be calculated for a given service, product, or organization. Ecological footprint calculators are accounting tools that can be used to estimate the environmental costs associated with our lives and lifestyles.
In this lab you will use two online calculators to estimate the impact that your household or you personally have on our environment.
To complete the lab
Download the lab packet and be sure to complete BOTH sections 1 and 2.
Document: Week 5 Lab Packet (Word document)
Read through all sections to prepare for the lab. Note that some sections require you to collect data over multiple days. Be sure to leave enough time in the week to complete these sections.
By Day 7
Submit your Completed Lab Packet.