The Ecological Footprint (EF) measures our impact on the Earth. It shows us how much biologically productive land and water a population (an individual, a family, a school, an organisation, a city, a country, or all of humanity) requires to support current levels of consumption and waste production, using prevailing technology.
The following sites can help schools to measure their Ecological footprints as well as to implement strategies and actions to reduce this footprint.
To measure Ecological Footprints:
Whole of School
For more information on Ecological Footprint go to:
This website has information on:
Redefining Progress - The Nature of Economics
It has information for educators:
It looks at your footprint:
Solar and Energy Efficiency in State Schools - Curriculum Gateway
This is a collection of curriculum resources to support the Solar and Energy Efficiency in Queensland State Schools project. These materials aim at assisting teachers and schools to design curriculum programs which involve students in knowing about and understanding solar energy use and in developing and implementing the School Environmental Management Plan (SEMP).