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Be Good to the Environment in 2018

On the first day of my environmental science class, we took a very eye-opening quiz on our lifestyle choices and how they affect the planet. After entering in information such as how many miles we drive per week, how much... Read More

New Study Highlights Educational Benefits of Footprint Calculator

 A new study of the Ecological Footprint Calculator used in classrooms in Italy and the UK identified several educational benefits, including making sustainability personal for students and providing insight on how daily activities affect national and global sustainability. The... Read More

Friends of the Footprint Calculator

Friends of our Ecological Footprint Calculator around the world share their experiences using this popular tool as students and educators. Join our Adopt-a-Country campaign now to add languages and country data to the calculator to educate millions more people about... Read More

Sailing one’s Footprint away

Sailing brought IT wizard, Robert Williams, to Global Footprint Network 12 years ago, and now, sadly, it will take him away from us as well. After navigating the ins and outs of our IT infrastructure for 12 years, including the... Read More

Attention educators:
calculator troubleshooting

Dear Educators, Thank you for using our Ecological Footprint Calculator in your classroom! If you are having some problems using the new calculator, we are offering you some suggestions here as well as some background on why we updated the... Read More

Footprint calculator scores high marks in high schools

High schools around the world have integrated the Ecological Footprint calculator into their curricula. Governments and organizations, including the United Nations and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are also catching on to the importance of environmental education in meeting long-term sustainability... Read More