Personal Footprint

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

Expanding Our Calculator’s Footprint

Our biggest feat this year was launching a new mobile-friendly Footprint Calculator just in time for Earth Overshoot Day, which allows users to calculate their Footprint and their personal Overshoot Day. We were blown away by the number of users... 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

Could Earth Day 2015 be the tipping point?

Earth Day’s 45th anniversary is being celebrated today around the world. On this day—less than one-third into the calendar year—humanity already has used about half of all renewable natural resources and services that the planet can generate this year, according... Read More

San Francisco

In 2010, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) teamed up with Global Footprint Network to explore the Ecological Footprint of San Francisco, a city that prides itself on leading the US in forward-thinking sustainability policies. With urban... Read More