Global Footprint Network and EPA Victoria have just launched a new personal Ecological Footprint calculator for Australia. Built in partnership with Free Range Studios (the creators of the viral film The Meatrix and The Story of Stuff) the new calculator provides a graphic representation of your impact on the planet.
The launch of the Australian calculator is the first phase of a global roll-out of a world calculator which will launch later this year. Following the Australian calculator, a US version will be available this spring, and Canada will follow shortly thereafter.
Global Footprint Network has initiated this project to provide people around the world with an interactive and entertaining tool they can use to explore and reduce their footprints. The calculator is based on internationally accepted methodological standards, and will be continually updated with the latest Footprint data. Later additions of the calculator will incorporate enhanced features such as a blog site and a social networking feature which will enable users to engage in dialogue about how to live a low-footprint lifestyle.
Global Footprint Network is inviting corporate, government, and NGO partners to help launch the calculator world-wide. The calculator can be customized for specific organizations and geographical areas. Please contact Susan Burns if you would like to be involved or would like the calculator customized for your organization.