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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.


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Watch "Big Ideas for a Small Planet" on the Sundance Channel tomorrow, Tuesday July 3rd at 9:00 pm ET  

Global Footprint Network will be featured on " Big Ideas For A Small Planet," a documentary series presenting the forward-thinking designers, products and processes that are on the leading edge of a new green world. Each episode revolves around a different green theme as it spotlights a specific innovator or innovation that has the potential to transform our everyday lives. Tomorrow's show is focused on sustainability in the workplace.

In "Big Ideas for a Small Planet: Work," Global Footprint Network's Mathis Wackernagel and Susan Burns audit the office of Yu-Strandberg Engineering, an Oakland-based structural engineering company, in an effort to show them how to reduce the office's Ecological Footprint. Joel Makower, Executive Editor of Greener World Media and founder of, and Ray Anderson, CEO of the pioneering carpet company Interface, Inc., offer commentary. Additionally the show features Kim Jordan and Jeff Lebesch, the founders of New Belgium Brewing Company, demonstrating their dedication to the environment and to their employees by creating an ideal working environment; and David Hertz, founder and president of Syndesis Inc., introduces the office of the future.

"Big Ideas For A Small Planet" airs as part of THE GREEN, Robert Redford's weekly primetime destination airing Tuesdays on Sundance Channel that focuses on environmental topics.

Join us for a screening!
Global Footprint Network, Joel Makower, and Yu-Strandberg Engineering will be hosting a party and screening of the thirty minute show on the evening of Thursday, July 12th in Oakland. Click here for more information on the event.