Earth Day is on April 22nd. The first Earth Day was in 1970, which was the same year President Nixon created the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
The Earth Day 2007 environmental tip of the day was: "Celebrate Earth Day - Change a light, Change the world! Buy or switch to energy efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs. Look for the Energy Star label."
GDT used the Earth Day Footprint Calculator at FootprintNetwork.org to find the following.CATEGORY ACRES ====================== FOOD 5.4 MOBILITY 3.7 SHELTER 7.9 GOODS/SERVICES 10.6 TOTAL FOOTPRINT 28 <-- note how this is rounded In comparison, the average ecological footprint in your country is 24 acres per person. Worldwide, there exist 4.5 biologically productive acres per person. If everyone lived like you, we would need 6.2 planets.
The following was copied from the Ecological Footpring FAQ."Today, the biosphere has 26.7 billion acres (or 10.8 billion hectares) of biologically productive space corresponding to less than one-quarter of the planet's surface. These 26.7 billion acres (10.8 billion hectares) include 5.7 billion acres (2.3 billion hectares) of productive ocean and 21 billion acres (8.5 billion hectares) of productive land."
Note: hect- is a metric prefix denoting
100and an are is a unit of area equal to
100 square meters. There are
640 acresin one square mile.
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 22 April 2007