Olympics Data Story: North & South Korea

As the PyeongChang Olympics come to a close, we thought it would be interesting to explore the Ecological Footprints and biocapacities of North and South Korea. Watch the latest installment of our Data Stories series. And please subscribe to our YouTube... Read More

Data Stories: Ecuador

Ecuador is near and dear to the heart of Laurel Hanscom, our program director. She served there in the Peace Corps. It’s also on the cutting edge of environmental policy—it was the first country to recognize the rights of nature... 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

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

We need a new Footprint Calculator!

Are you one of the two million people who used our Ecological Footprint Calculator last year?If so, you know it’s value and impact. You also know an update of the calculator is overdue. Help us make it even more accessible,... 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