We have a wonderful, new offer in our crowdfunding campaign: We will give one beautiful limited edition wildlife portrait to the first two supporters who donate at least $5,000 to our campaign. This opportunity was made possible by photographer Joe Zammit-Lucia, who like us is dedicated to the preservation of our planet's natural resources. Take a look at the stunning images to the left.
Our demand on the planet’s resources is now 50 percent greater than what nature can renew. That means it would take 1.5 Earths to support humanity’s current Ecological Footprint. The mounting costs of this problem include deforestation, fresh-water scarcity, biodiversity loss, climate change, and more economic instability and inequality. But we remain optimistic because we have the knowledge and tools to tread more gently on our planet every day.
What can YOU do? Start by measuring your own Ecological Footprint with our online calculator. Our Ecological Footprint Calculator measures your impact on our planet’s resources and then offers simple lifestyle changes to reduce your Footprint.
Our CrowdRise Goal
Our online calculator is only available for Web browsers. We would love to make it user-friendly for the more than 1 billion people worldwide who own smartphones and iPads today. Our goal is to create a free mobile app version of our calculator by raising $30,000 through this campaign. This will enable us to reach more people for greater impact and support other important initiatives, such as our annual Earth Overshoot Day campaign, that raise awareness about our calculator.
We expect a mobile app to reach at least 2x as many people as our website calculator, and 1 out of every 2 calculator users to change their behavior in at least one way. Multiply these small shifts in behavior by the number of people on our planet and the results add up to HUGE progress in preserving our natural resources for future generations!
Your contribution of $25 could enable 1,250 more people to use our calculator and learn how to live more sustainably.
Your contribution of $50 could enable 2,500 more people to use our calculator and learn how to live more sustainably.
Your contribution of $100 could enable 5,000 more people to use our calculator and learn how to live more sustainably.
Students in China, educators in Australia and others around the world are among the 1 million people who use our online calculator in 12 languages each year. We want our Footprint calculator to be used by MILLIONS MORE! We want it to be used by visitors at the world’s best museums, as it will be at the Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã) in Rio Janeiro, Brazil, when it opens in 2015. And we want the Ecological Footprint to shape policy decisions at the highest levels of government.
Advancing the science of sustainability, Global Footprint Network has worked with 62 countries on six continents since 2003 to help preserve our planet’s natural resources and make them central to decision-making. We also work with partners in cities, states, and regions -- even villages in India -- to drive sustainable decisions. Learn more about us at www.footprintnetwork.org.
Global Footprint Network Awards
2013 Prix NATURE Swisscanto Prize
2012 Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation.
2012 Kenneth E. Boulding Award from the International Society for Ecological Economics
2011 Zayed International Prize for the Environment
2007 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship
2006 WWF Award for Conservation Merit
2005 Herman Daly Award of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics
Thank you for supporting our overarching goal: that all people live well, within the means of one planet!
Please try our Footprint calculator at www.footprintcalculator.org.