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Footprint Futures
A Teaching Module on Human Dependence on the Biosphere Footprint Futures is a college-level teaching module for exploring the sustainability challenge facing human economies. This challenge is described as “improving...   More ›

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For media inquiries, please contact Ronna Kelly, +510-839-8879, ext. 302, media@footprintnetwork.org.

Today is Swiss Ecological Deficit Day
Geneva, Switzerland—Today marks the date Switzerland has exhausted its annual ecological budget, utilizing more natural resources and services than Swiss ecosystems can regenerate within the full year. This date has...   More ›


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27 February:
Pontifical Workshop on Biological Extinction

Mathis Wackernagel, co-founder of Global Footprint Network, has been invited to participate in the Joint Workshop of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and of Social Sciences on “Biological Extinction,” to be held from 27 February to 1 March at the Vatican. Wackernagel will speak on the “Global Footprint” on 28 February. The symposium will also feature experts from Cambridge University, University of Chicago, Stanford, Cornell, and others.

24 May:
Advances in Cleaner Production

Mathis Wackernagel, Global Footprint Network Founder and CEO, will give a keynote lecture “Ecological Footprint – Fundamentals for Building a Successful Future” at the 6th International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production in São Paulo, Brazil.

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KABC Los Angeles: Living Planet Report
Vertebrae species are suffering big declines in numbers, according to the latest bi-annual Living Planet Report. “The smaller the populations get, the higher the likelihood that you have species extinction,” says...   More ›


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