Sustainability resources

Ecological Footprint 

How much land and water do we need to support our modern lifestyles?

Australia has the fifth highest ecological footprint in the world, which is a footprint three times the global average.

Current estimates show that if the world's population used resources at the same rate as the Australian average, we would need the equivalent of 3 to 4 planets of resources each year.

What does it measure?

The ecological footprint takes into consideration

  • how you live at home
  • how you travel
  • where your food comes from
  • the goods and the services you buy
  • and finally the waste you generate

Calculate your own footprint

Interested in finding out your individual eco-footprint?

Please refer to the links below to determine your impact on the environment

Last Updated: 24 October 2022
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