Footprint Calculator

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How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.

Select your location on the map below to start taking the Footprint Calculator Quiz. We recommend using a computer or laptop because the calculator requires Flash animation that is unavailable on some tablets and smart phones.

Are you a student or educator using our calculator? If so, please share your experience using the calculator by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We are collecting stories for a campaign to build a mobile app version of the calculator.

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Why is Calgary on the map, but not Canada? Why are only some countries available?
To create these calculators, Global Footprint Network works with local partners to gather regional data on resource consumption. We created the Calgary city calculator as part of our partnership with the City of Calgary. Canada residents can take the Calgary quiz or the US quiz to get approximate results. Global Footprint Network is inviting corporate, government and NGO partners to help us add additional cities and countries. Please email if you would like more details.

What part of my Footprint can I influence?
Some of each person's Ecological Footprint is dependent upon choices they make in their own life, such as how much they drive, recycle and purchase new products, and some of it is their per person share of their societies' infrastructure. The first part can be influenced directly. The second part is equally critical to living within the means of one planet, but must be influenced through more indirect action such as political engagement, green technology and innovation, and other work toward large-scale social change. For more information on these distinctions, click here.

More questions about your Footprint? Please see the Footprint Calculator Frequently Asked Questions.