Footprint calculator

Australia's ecological footprint

Australia has one of the world's largest ecological footprints per capita, requiring 6.25 global hectares per person. Australia’s ecological footprint is made up mostly of carbon emissions, followed by the biologically productive area required for cropland and grazing.

If the rest of the world lived like we do in Australia, we’d need the regenerative capacity of 3.6 Earths to sustain our demands on nature. 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?
 

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