Start by calculating your Ecological Footprint (go to http://footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/ (Links to an external site.) and complete the questionnaire; there’s a second calculator at http://myfootprint.org/ (Links to an external site.) that requires you to pay for it… check it out for comparison if you are interested), and compare with someone living at a different level of development (chose a country at the survival, pre-modern, or modern stages of development). Info on how the results are calculated is given at http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/basics_introduction/ (Links to an external site.) and other resources.
Once you do that, please craft a brief paper of no more than 550 words and using at least three references discussing your footprint as a US resident vs. someone residing elsewhere, discuss how the results are calculated, and give your opinion on whether this is a reasonable approach.
As before, use the assignment template or a reasonable imitation and submit on Canvas as a PDF file.
The paper will be graded on:
did you use the paper template and did you remain within the limit of 550 words?
did you use at least three references and were the references used properly?
do you report your ecological footprint for the US and for someone at a different level of development?
do you discuss how the ecological footprint for various scenarios is determined.
do you give a personal analysis of the validity of the method?