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About the Global Footprint Network
Our mission is to promote a sustainable economy by advancing the Ecological
Footprint, a measurement tool that makes the reality of planetary limits
relevant to decision-makers.
William E. Rees
M S Swaminathan
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Herman E. Daly
"Eventually, the world will no longer be divided by the ideologies
of 'left' and 'right,' but by those who accept ecological limits
and those who don't."
- Wolfgang Sachs, Wuppertal Institute
Book Review: Collapse: How Societies Choose or Fail to Succeed, by Jared Diamond
For the first time in history, human society as a whole is facing
the possibility of ecological collapse. In Jared Diamond's new book,
the Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the reasons why certain
human populations throughout history have experienced collapse. He
explores the factors, often based in ecological limits, that led to
the collapse and explores why populations fail to see collapse
coming or if they do, why they often fail to act.
Listen to Radio Interview:
The Ecological Footprint
Global Footprint Network talks about the Ecological Footprint and
how each of us can participate in moving sustainability forward.
Susan's interview aired on "Wildoak Living" which airs on KZYX, a
community radio station serving Northern California.
State of Denial, Wins Journalistic Award
Tom Knudson, author of State of Denial, a groundbreaking series
that traces the resource flows needed to support the average Californian's
lifestyle was presented the Global 2004 Reuters-IUCN Award for
Excellence in Environmental Reporting at the Bangkok IUCN congress
The Country of Wales has embarked on a remarkable effort to transform
its economy by adopting policies and incentives that allow citizens to
reduce their Footprints. Following a detailed review of resource
flows and policy options, led by Global Footprint Network partners
the government is educating the public and taking important steps
toward sustainability. Read more about what Wales is doing at www.footprintwales.org.
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Partnership with University of Sydney
One of Australia's leading advocates of the Ecological Footprint
tool, the Integrated Sustainability Analysis program at
University of Sydney, have joined as
partners of Global Footprint Network. The
Integrated Sustainability Analysis program
calculates comprehensive Ecological Footprints for companies,
government agencies and NGOs.