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					Assess your Household's Ecological Footprint                                                          by Mathis Wackernagel, Ritik Dholakia, Diana Deumling, and Dick Richardson, Redefining Progress, v 2.0, March 2000



First, choose whether you want to work with metric or US measurements.                                                      m           : put "m" for metric, "s" for US standard


Second, register your monthly consumption in column D (or your yearly consumption in column E). Optional: put the dollar amounts into column F.

        Number of people in the household:                    1                                                                                         (land and sea space in square meters)


                                                          AMOUNT         eqv. amount       Dollars   I) FOSSIL         II) ARABLE       III) PASTURE IV) FOREST          V) BUILT-UP       VI) SEA
CATEGORIES                                      Units    per month         per year      spent (mth)     ENERGY             LAND                                             LAND
1.-FOOD

Enter percentage of food purchased that is wasted rather than eaten in your household.      26%       ( 26 percent is the national average)
How much of the food that you buy is locally grown, unprocessed and in-season?               b               a.        Most food we buy is packaged, out of season and from far away.
                                                                                                             b.        About a quarter
                                                                                                             c.        About half
                                                                                           100%              d.        About three quarters
                                                                                                             e.        Most all the food we get is locally grown, unprocessed, and in-season.

.Veggies, potatoes & fruit                       [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Bread and bakery products                       [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Flour, rice, noodles, cereal products           [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Beans and other dried pulses                    [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Milk, cream, yogurt, sour cream                  [l]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                                0
.Ice cream, other frozen dairy                    [l]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                                0
.Cheese, butter                                  [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                                0
.Eggs [assumed to be 50 g each]               [number]               0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Meat
      ..Pork                                     [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
      ..Chicken, turkey                          [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
      ..Beef (grain fed)                         [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0               0
      ..Beef (pasture fed)                       [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                                0
.Fish                                            [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                                                                                 0
.Sugar                                           [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Vegetable oil & fat
    ..solid                                      [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
    ..liquid                                       [l]             0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Coffee & tea                                    [kg]              0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Juice & wine                                      [l]             0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Beer                                              [l]             0.0              0         $0.00                0                0
.Garden [area used for food]                    [m2]               0.0              0                                               0
.Eating out                                       [$]                0              0         $0.00                0                0               0
SUB-TOTAL-1                                                                                   $0.00                0                0               0                0                 0             0
2.-HOUSING

.House [living area]
        ..wooden house (US standard)              [m2]               0              0         $0.00                0                                                 0
        ..brick house                             [m2]               0              0         $0.00                0                                                 0
.Yard [or total lot size incl. building]          [m2]               0              0         $0.00                                                                                    0
. Hotels, Motels                                   [$]               0              0         $0.00                0                                                 0
.Electricity (also check composition--see note) [kWh]                0              0         $0.00
 enter as fraction. ex. 25% = 0.25
            ..thermally produced (fossil and nuclear)             88%                                              0

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            ..lower course hydro                                        9%                                                                                                                 0
            ..high altitude hydro                                       1%                                                                               0
            ..PV solar (on existing roof areas)                         0%
            ..PV newly built-up built-up area)
      ..solar [onsolar (on newly area]                               0.03%                                                                                                                 0
            ..wind                                                    0.1%                                                                                                                 0
            ..geothermal                                              0.4%
            ..biomass                                                 1.5%
.Fossil gas (natural gas)
                 ..city gas                          [m3]               0.0              0            $0.00               0
                                                       [l]
                 ..bottled liquid petroleum gas (e.g. propane)          0.0              0            $0.00               0
.Liquid fossil fuel (fuel oil, kerosene)               [l]              0.0              0            $0.00               0
.Coal                                                 [kg]              0.0              0            $0.00               0
                                                     [m3]
.Water (not included since it depends on local circumstances)            0              0             $0.00                                                                 0
.Water, sewer, garbage service                         [$]                0              0            $0.00               0
.Straw                                                [kg]              0.0              0            $0.00               0                0
.Firewood                                             [kg]              0.0              0            $0.00               0                                                 0
.Constr. wood & furniture                             [kg]              0.0              0            $0.00               0                                                 0
.Major appliances                                     [kg]              0.0              0            $0.00               0
.Computers and electronic equipment                   [kg]                0              0            $0.00               0
.Small appliances                                     [kg]              0.0              0            $0.00               0
SUB-TOTAL-2                                                                                           $0.00               0                0             0                  0              0             0



                                                 Footprint Calculation Matrix for Households                                                                  .....CONTINUED page #2 of 3
                                                                                                                                                              (land and sea space in square meters)
                                                                 AMOUNT       eqv. amount         Dollars     I) FOSSIL       II) ARABLE       III) PASTURE    IV) FOREST       V) BUILT-UP    VI) SEA
CATEGORIES                                         Units        per month        per year       spent (mth)    ENERGY             LAND                                             LAND
3.- TRANSPORTATION

.Bus, transit                                     [pers.*km]              0                 0         $0.00               0                                                              0.0
.Bus, intercity                                   [pers.*km]              0                 0         $0.00               0                                                              0.0
.Train, transit                                   [pers.*km]              0                 0         $0.00               0                                                                0
.Train, intercity (Amtrak)                        [pers.*km]              0                 0         $0.00               0                                                                0
.Taxi / rental/ other's car                          [km]                 0                 0         $0.00               0                                                                0
                         average fuel efficiency [liters]                20
.Car (your own)                                      [km]                0              0             $0.00               0                                                                0
                         average fuel efficiency [liters]                20
.Parts for repair                                     [kg]              0.0              0            $0.00               0
.Airplane                                       [pers.*hours]           0.0            0.0            $0.00               0
        (e)conomy, (b)usiness or (f)irst class?                           e
SUB-TOTAL-3                                                                                           $0.00               0                0             0                  0              0             0
4.-GOODS

.Clothes and textiles (if bought used, count them at 1/3 of their weight)
    ..cotton                                     [kg]                  0.0        0       $0.00               0                0                                            0
    ..wool                                       [kg]                  0.0        0       $0.00               0                              0                              0
    ..fossil based (synthetic)                   [kg]                  0.0        0       $0.00               0                                                             0
                                                 [kg]                     0
Durable paper products (books) and hygenic paper products (toilet/tissue paper)   0       $0.00               0                                              0              0
.Metal items, tools                              [kg]                     0       0       $0.00               0                                                             0
.Leather                                         [kg]                  0.0        0       $0.00               0                              0                              0
.Plastic products and photos                     [kg]                     0       0       $0.00               0                                                             0
.Porcelain, glass                                [kg]                     0       0       $0.00               0                                                             0
.Medicine                                        [kg]                     0       0       $0.00               0                                                             0
.Hygiene products, cleaning stuff                [kg]                     0       0       $0.00               0                                                             0
.Cigarettes, other tobacco products              [kg]                  1.0      12        $0.00            205                75                                           25
SUB-TOTAL-4                                                                               $0.00            205                75             0               0             25             0
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5.-SERVICES

.Postal services
         ..international                  [kg]             0.0            0                 $0.00               0                                                               0
         ..domestic                       [kg]               0            0                 $0.00               0                                                               0
.Dry cleaning or external laundry service  [$]               0            0                 $0.00               0                                                               0
.Telephone                                 [$]               0            0                 $0.00               0                                                               0
.Medical insurance and services            [$]               0            0                 $0.00               0                                                               0
.Household insurance                       [$]               0            0                 $0.00               0                                            0                  0
.Entertainment                             [$]               0            0                 $0.00               0                                                               0
.Education                                 [$]               0            0                 $0.00               0                                                               0
SUB-TOTAL-5                                                                                 $0.00               0               0              0             0                  0               0
6.- WASTE (assuming everything compostable is composted, and waste = packaging)

.Household waste:                                                                     enter percentage recycled in your household:
    ..paper and paperboard                   [kg]                  0             0           $0.00               0            42%                            0                  0
    ..aluminum                               [kg]                  0             0           $0.00               0            28%                                               0
    ..other metal                            [kg]                  0             0           $0.00               0            35%                                               0
    ..glass                                  [kg]                  0             0           $0.00               0            26%                                               0
    ..plastic                                [kg]                  0             0           $0.00               0             5%                                               0

SUB-TOTAL-6                                                     0.0              0          $0.00               0               0              0             0                  0               0


                                                                                                                                                                                    Equivalence Unadjusted
CORRECTION FACTORS FOR THE U.S.                        I) FOSSIL       II) ARABLE    III) PASTURE   IV) FOREST      V) BUILT-UP      VI) SEA                                          Factors       Footprint
1.-FOOD                                                  1.13             0.91           1.11                                         3.53                       I) FOSSIL              1.8           823
2.-HOUSING                                               0.84                                           1.42            1.73                                     II) ARABLE             3.5           112
3.-TRANSPORTATION                                        0.91                                                           1.94                                     III) PASTURE           0.4            0
4.-GOODS                                                 3.70             1.49           1.16           1.82                                                     IV) FOREST             1.8            0
5.-SERVICES                                              6.53                                           5.38                                                     V) BUILT UP            3.5            25
6.-WASTE                                                 3.70                                           1.82                                                     VI) SEA                0.1            0
U.S. average fossil fuel area of            goods:       1324            services:       807              waste:        1196                                     TOTAL                   -            960




Ecological Footprint Assessment: The Results

                                          Your per capita footprint is                                   0          hectares.




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The Ecological Footprint per household member                         (presented as a land-use consumption matrix)

                                                                                      expressed in average land with world average productivity [in square meters]
                                                      I) FOSSIL       II) ARABLE III) PASTURE IV) FOREST             V) BUILT-UP      VI) SEA         TOTAL
CATEGORIES                                           ENERGY LD.           LAND                                          LAND
1.-FOOD                                                         0                0           0          0                       0               0               0
2.-HOUSING                                                      0                0           0          0                       0               0               0
3.-TRANSPORTATION                                               0                0           0          0                       0               0               0
4.-GOODS                                                    1,443              396          0           0                      90               0           1,929
5.-SERVICES                                                     0                0           0          0                       0               0               0
6.-WASTE                                                        0                0           0          0                       0               0               0

                TOTAL                                         1,443            396              0               0               90              0          1,929




Ecological Footprint distribution

                                                      I) FOSSIL       II) ARABLE     III) PASTURE   IV) FOREST       V) BUILT-UP      VI) SEA         TOTAL
CATEGORIES                                           ENERGY LD.           LAND                                          LAND
1.-FOOD                                                   0%                0%           0%              0%              0%              0%             0%
2.-HOUSING                                                0%                0%           0%              0%              0%              0%             0%
3.-TRANSPORTATION                                         0%                0%           0%              0%              0%              0%             0%
4.-GOODS                                                  75%              21%           0%              0%              5%              0%            100%
5.-SERVICES                                               0%                0%           0%              0%              0%              0%             0%
6.-WASTE                                                  0%                0%           0%              0%              0%              0%             0%
                TOTAL                                    75%             21%             0%              0%              5%              0%            100%




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