5 Things you didn't know about Ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! With Ireland on our minds, we wanted to share a few Footprint facts about the Emerald Isle. We would need 2.8 planets if everyone in the world used natural resources at the same rate as Ireland.... Read More

Olympics Data Story: North & South Korea

As the PyeongChang Olympics come to a close, we thought it would be interesting to explore the Ecological Footprints and biocapacities of North and South Korea. Watch the latest installment of our Data Stories series. And please subscribe to our YouTube... Read More

Data Stories: Ecuador

Ecuador is near and dear to the heart of Laurel Hanscom, our program director. She served there in the Peace Corps. It’s also on the cutting edge of environmental policy—it was the first country to recognize the rights of nature... Read More

Be Good to the Environment in 2018

On the first day of my environmental science class, we took a very eye-opening quiz on our lifestyle choices and how they affect the planet. After entering in information such as how many miles we drive per week, how much... Read More

New Study Highlights Educational Benefits of Footprint Calculator

 A new study of the Ecological Footprint Calculator used in classrooms in Italy and the UK identified several educational benefits, including making sustainability personal for students and providing insight on how daily activities affect national and global sustainability. The... Read More

Friends of the Footprint Calculator

Friends of our Ecological Footprint Calculator around the world share their experiences using this popular tool as students and educators. Join our Adopt-a-Country campaign now to add languages and country data to the calculator to educate millions more people about... Read More