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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.

More Awards for Footprinting
In July, Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Executive Director of Global Footprint Network, was awarded the Herman Daly Award by the US Society for Ecological Economics. Dr. Wackernagel was greatly honored to receive this award, and emphasized that it recognizes the value of the Ecological Footprint as an important tool for ecological accounting.

Herman E. Daly is the co-founder of the journal Ecological Economics, and former Senior Economist in the Environment Department at the World Bank. The Herman Daly Award was created in his name to "recognize individuals who have connected ecological economic thinking to practical applications and implementation of solutions that are sustainable in scale, equitable in distribution and efficient in allocation." Dr. Wackernagel reflects that "Our work is very much inspired by Herman Daly's 'scale question;' that economics must take into account the limits of ecological resources."