Calculating your ecological footprint

Determine if your current lifestyle is sustainable by calculating your ecological footprint (EF).2. Reflect on what are some of the demands of your current lifestyle on the planet and what worldview, and values do your lifestyle represents. (a) What does your overall EF suggest about the sustainability of your current lifestyle, given that we live on a single planet. (b) What worldview and, or values does your lifestyle represent?  Briefly justify your answer. (c) Compare and contrast the impact of specific consumption categories (shelter, mobility, food, etc.) on your EF.  Justify the proportional contribution of these categories to your EF by using specific examples of your lifestyle choices.

3. Can your lifestyle become more sustainable and why are individual actions necessary to ensure sustainability?(a) Describe 2 lifestyle changes to reduce your EF and become more sustainable.  Indicate (quantitative) reductions that these changes would lead to, by using external sources of evidence as supporting information. (The evidence should be derived from peer-reviewed articles, books, and educational or institutional websites; no wikis or encyclopedias). i) Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference lists of sources used.  A useful link for APA formatting is available here:  (b) Evaluate the feasibility and potential challenges associated with the implementation of the suggested changes. (c) Given the “Tragedy of the commons” concept and definition of sustainability, reflect on why it is important for you and other individuals to implement lifestyle changes.








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