Our Partner Network comprises more than 70 organizations that share the vision of living within the means of one planet. Partners play a vital role in guiding our research agenda and contributing to the development of Footprint methodology and standards. They are the world’s leading Footprint experts, working with business, government and individuals to make the Footprint relevant and practical.
Through their collaboration with us and with one another they create change in ways that would not be possible by working alone.
City of Calgary
Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, Canada, participated in one of the first Ecological Footprint studies at the municipal level, in collaboration with Global Footprint Network, and became the first city to develop concrete Ecological Footprint reduction targets. The analysis found that if everyone in the world had the same Ecological Footprint as the average Calgary resident, we would need five Earths to maintain that level of resource consumption. As a result, reducing Calgary’s Ecological Footprint was selected as one of 114 targets that were set as part of imagineCALGARY, the City of Calgary’s 100-year sustainability vision. To date, Calgary also has applied Ecological Footprint analysis to the development of 14 land-use plans, including a proposed downtown redevelopment plan, which compared four development scenarios. Learn more on our Calgary case story page.