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Footprint Calculator

How many planets 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 desktop computer or laptop because the calculator requires Flash animation that is unavailable on some tablets such as iPads and smart phones.

Are you a student or educator using our calculator? If so, please share your experience using the calculator by emailing media@footprintnetwork.org. We are collecting stories for a campaign to build a mobile-friendly version of the calculator.



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 media@footprintnetwork.org 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, which is referred to as “services” in our Footprint calculator. The first part can be influenced directly. The second part, “services,” 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.

More questions about your Footprint?

Please see the Footprint Calculator Frequently Asked Questions.

More than 2 million people use our Footprint calculator every year. Donate today to support our efforts to create a mobile-friendly version.