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Australian Media Publishes Victoria's Footprint

Best Foot Forward Awarded Queen's Praise

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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.


Ecological Footprint in the News

Mainstream magazines, newspapers, and prestigious national awards are drawing attention to the Ecological Footprint and distinguishing it as one of the world's leading metrics of sustainability.

Ecological Footprint Featured in TIME Europe Magazine
The WEEE Man overlooking Tower Bridge, London
May 9th - Today's issue of TIME Europe magazine features a highly imaginative demonstration of an individual's Ecological Footprint: "WEEE Man," created by artist Paul Bonomini, is a seven-meter-tall mechanical skeleton made with the electronics waste generated over the lifetime of the average Briton. Weighing three tonnes and consisting of 553 pieces, the assemblage of computers, cellular phones, refrigerators and other household items is a provocative educational display intended to inspire action on the part of individuals and industry to reduce the European Union's Ecological Footprint on the eve of the WEEE Directive's enactment.

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Australian Media Publishes Victoria's Footprint

EPA Victoria & Univ. of Sydney
April 29th - Melbourne's newspaper, The Age, showcased the results of an Ecological Footprint assessment of the state of Victoria completed by the University of Sydney's Integrated Lifecycle Assessment program in collaboration with Global Footprint Network. The report, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Authority of the State of Victoria, indicates that the average Victorian's Footprint is 5% larger than the average Australian's, largely because of greater household energy consumption, vehicle-miles travelled and seafood eaten in the state. The study was a joint effort combining the Footprint calculation methodologies developed by Manfred Lenzen at the University of Sydney and Mathis Wackernagel, Executive Director of Global Footprint Network.

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Best Foot Forward Awarded Queen's Praise

April 21st - One of Global Footprint Network's sponsoring partners, Best Foot Forward, was granted one of the UK's most prestigious honors, the 2005 Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development for outstanding contributions to sustainability and achievements in economic, social, and environmental management. Recommended by the Prime Minister and confirmed by Her Majesty, The Queen, the award also recognizes Best Foot Forward as a global leader in Ecological Footprinting.

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