|April 02, 2007|
One Planet Living Campaign - What's your footprint?
|One Planet Campaign -If everyone lived as we do in the UK we would need three planets to support us. The vast majority of threats to our environment -- our atmosphere, our rivers, our seas, our forests -- are direct results of the way we over-consume natural resources and dispose of our waste.|
Nobody gets up in the morning and decides to wilfully contribute to climate change, to help cut down a tropical rainforest, or to deprive people in other parts of the world of a decent standard of living. But unfortunately our apparently innocent daily decisions all too often have these invisible consequences. These are some of the hidden costs of 'three planet living' for all of us here in the UK.
People increasingly recognise that we need to change our patterns of consumption and our lifestyles. But do they need to change for the worse, or could they change for the better?
Some of these changes will be easy, some will not. Some require just waking up in the morning and deciding to do it, others will involve adding your voice to tens of thousands of others to demand a better quality of life.
Over the next few years WWF's One Planet campaign will be working alongside you to change some of the main areas of our lives that contribute to climate change, species extinction and habitat destruction. Join us on the journey towards One Planet Living.
For more information on your ecofootprint please visit the following websites,
UBC Eco-survey or WWF Footprint Calculator or Be Green Now.