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Australia's ecological footprint

Australia has one of the world's largest ecological footprints per capita, requiring 6.6 global hectares per person. Over 50% of Australia's footprint is due to greenhouse gas emissions, with the average household emitting around 14 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year.

If all countries consumed the resources that we Australian's do, it would take the biocapacity of three Earths to support their lifestyle.
The message is clear and urgent

We have been exceeding the Earth's ability to support our lifestyle. Habitats are being destroyed, the soil and waterways are being irreparably degraded. We must get back into balance!

And we can. Each of us can make some simple changes that will add up to a great deal of relief for our increasingly
fragile planet.

Would you like to measure your ecological footprint to see how the way you live is impacting the planet and what
you can do to reduce it?

So now you've measured your footprint
Tell us what you'll do to reduce it...

Composition of Australia's Carbon Footprint / ©: WWF