Nov 14 2008 @ Global Business Network, San Francisco. Greg Searle is joining Mathis Wackernagel of Global Footprint Network and Dr. Jean Rogers of Arup to speak at an event marking the launch of the Living Planet Report 2008 at Global Business Network in San Francisco. Also present to answer questions about Sonoma Mountain Village were Geof Syphers, Richard Pope, and Kirstie Moore of Codding Enterprises. An important development in this year’s report is the adoption of a new index created (finally!) to measure human demand on water: the water footprint, developed by University of Twente, Netherlands Professor Arjen Hoekstra, who also founded the Water Footprint Network, aimed at promoting the transition toward sustainable, fair and efficient use of freshwater resources by advancing the science and application of the water footprint. The “Water Footprint” measures human demand on fresh water and complements the Ecological Footprint’s measurement of human demand on (other) living resources to give a much fuller footprint.
Oakland. Green business leader Paul Hawken has called the Ecological Footprint “true north when it comes to sustainability”. Indeed, ecological footprinting incorporates the more widely-known carbon footprint into a broader assessment of unsustainable consumption, and we use it at BioRegional as our core metric and modeling tool at the neighborhood and city scale.
Now our key partners the Global Footprint Network have launched a personal ecological footprint calculator that’s really fun, interactive, and rises head and shoulders above other calculators out there on the net. Try it out!