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  • 1. ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT By: Rebecca and Alex

2. ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT CALCULATOR WebsiteRebeccaAlexfootprintnetwork.org5.2 hectares6.4 hectaresmyfootprint.orgconservation.org60.88 global hectares 68.57 global hectares4762 3. RebeccaAlex 4. DAILY LOG ActionRebeccaAlex1Towel dried hairUse G.O.O.S paper2Walk home from schoolPrinted essay double-sided3Unplugged unnecessary appliancesLet hair air dry4Used natural light for homeworkTurned off unnecessary lights5Sew ripped clothing instead of buying new ones.Borrowed books from the library6Recycled pop canUsed a minimal amount of wrapping paper (while Christmas gift wrapping)7Lowered thermostatPut dishwasher on the off-peak timesUsed cold cycle on washing machine 8Proofread everything on the computer instead of printing it out9Bought local meatsSwept the kitchen instead of vacuuming10Recycled batteriesTurn heat down by 6 degrees when we are on vacation11Walked/took public transit to friends houseUse only reusable bags or bins12Borrowed book from the libraryOpened blinds instead of turning on lights 5. HOME In your homeRebeccaAlex1Unplug toasterShovel driveways2Turn down heaterEnergy-saving settings on computer3Recycle all things possibleEnergy efficient appliances4Use energy efficient lightbulbsUnplug un-used appliances5Change thermostat in every seasonTake showers instead of baths6Fix ripped clothesUse reusable water bottles7Use reusable bagsGo for runs instead of using treadmill8Buy a boogie board (paperless notebook)Use reusable mug for coffee or tea9Donate unwanted toys to GoodwillCheck the air pressure in tires10Walk to nearby placesUse eco-friendly products11Open blinds during the dayRecycle batteries properly12Borrow books from libraryDeposit hazardous materials properly 6. LOCAL ECOZONES (COMMUNITY) Local ecozone (community)RebeccaAlex1Eat locally grown meatsEat locally grown fruit2Avoid litteringClean local parks3Clean up parksG.O.O.S paper programs in schools4Use recycling binsUse sand on icy sidewalks5Small businesses that shovel drivewaysMore windows in schools6Less pick-ups for garbageBuy organic clothing7Buy locally made-clothingUse more skylights8Use solar panelsHave less garbages in schools9Turn off power and lights in summerJoin local green clubs 7. PROVINCIAL (ONTARIO) ProvincialRebeccaAlex1Use energy during the off-peak hoursUse public transit2Clean up provincial parksUse compost bin3Adopt a highway or roadPromote the improvement of efficiency of houses4Use better green housesPromote renewable resources5Use other renewable resourcesParticipe in green festivals6Lower prices on energyReduce public transit prices (so people will use it more offen) 8. NATIONAL (CANADA) NationalRebeccaAlex1Clean up oil spillsClean up the Great Lake waterfronts2Support anti-fracking campaignsJoin anti-fracking groups3Have stricter policies for the use of fossil fuelsCreate stricter policies for fracking 9. GLOBAL (WORLD)GlobalRebeccaAlex1Avoid using aerosolsTry to carpool 10. QUESTIONS1.There are similarities between us because we both live our lives very ecologically friendly. We are different because Alex travels more by air (so, her ecological footprint is larger) and Rebecca travels more by car (that is when she decides to leave the house)2. Rebecca: My lifestyle has been influenced by my foot print since I travel by car and foot more. I should walk places more, and lower the use of the car. 11. QUESTIONS (CONTINUE) 2. Alex: My ecological footprint is influenced by the fact that I travel by air a lot (more than 60 hours a year). However I am vegetarian so, I dont need as much space to create my food 3. Rebecca: I plan to reduce my ecological foot print by buying more locally grown foods, as well as using the car over the minivan. This will ultimately help lower my carbon emissions into the ozone layer and air. 3. Alex: Since there is almost no chance of my family traveling less, I could always try to use public transit more than driving in the car. Also I can try to eat more locally grown foods and less processed foods.