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.
Footprinting Goes 'Mainstream!'
Global Footprint Network and the Ecological Footprint were featured on a new TV series called
Producer Morgan Spurlock modeled 30 Days (aired on FX, the Fox Affiliate) after his film
Super Size Me.
In the TV series, Americans spend 30 days living in someone else's shoes. In a recent episode entitled
"Off the Grid," an average New Jersey couple (with a typically large American Ecological Footprint) are
challenged to live in an eco-village for a month.
Global Footprint Network partner Jamie Cloud of
The Cloud Institute assists Spurlock in measuring the pair's Ecological Footprint both prior to their journey to the eco-village, then again at the end of the month. The couple was challenged to grow their own food, drive a bio-diesel car, and use only solar energy. The experience transformed them and their Footprints, inspiring daily habits that will hopefully last a lifetime.