Ecological Footprinting

Project Prep

Ecological Footprinting

As you know, you will be preparing a PowerPoint presentation about your ideal city (due Thursday of Week 4). Please see Class Project under Week 1 for more details). In preparation for the assignment, this weeks journal assignment will be on the topic of ecological footprinting.

Begin by familiarizing yourself with the concept of ecological footprinting analysis.
After you have read the document on ecological footprinting, take a brief ecological footprint quiz. Select the country and language of your choice then take the short quiz. This will give you an idea of how much land and water is needed to support your lifestyle. As you consider the lifestyle for your ideal city in our class project PowerPoint, this information will be useful in determining population, geography, climate, food, and energy needs.

Journal Assignment

Write (at least 250 words) about your experience with the ecological footprint quiz. Describe your results and what you learned, how it affected you, and how you believe this information will help you with your ideas on a “dream community” for the class project. This assignment should be completed before the close of the week on Sunday. Remember to cite your essay in APA format and include information from an outside resource of your choice for maximum points.