Happy St. Patrick’s Day! With Ireland on our minds, we wanted to share a few Footprint facts about the Emerald Isle.
- We would need 2.8 planets if everyone in the world used natural resources at the same rate as Ireland.
- In 2017, Ireland’s country overshoot day fell on 10 May. A country’s overshoot day is the date when Earth Overshoot Day would fall if all of humanity consumed like the people in this country.
- The average Ecological Footprint of Irish residents is 4.8 global hectares per person. The world average is 2.8 global hectares per person.
- 53 per cent of Ireland’s Footprint comes from the carbon Footprint, and that’s smaller than the world average of 60 per cent!
- Ireland’s ecological budget went into the red in 1968.
How does Ireland compare to your country? Find out at the Ecological Footprint Explorer: data.footprintnetwork.org.