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Change the way we live

Hong Kong people consume a lot more per person than in many other countries. Everything we do in our daily lives, from switching on lights, to buying clothes and traveling aboard, consumes the world’s natural resources. The measure of this use of the renewable natural resources  is called our Ecological Footprint. If the rest of the world lived like Hong Kong did, we would need 3.9 Earths to meet our total demands on nature.
Unsustainable consumption practice is one of the major contributors to global warming and over-exploitation of species.
It’s time for us to change the way we live. Making simple changes in our daily lives and learning how to live sustainably can reduce your Ecological Footprint and save you money too.

Reduce your ecological footprint by adopting new habits





Earth Overshoot Day
Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity uses up the “budget” of renewable natural resources for the year, has been arriving alarmingly earlier and earlier over the past decade. In 2000, we started to live on resources borrowed from future generations on 1 October. This year, we began to overdraw on 2 August, six days earlier than last year.
What is Ecological Footprint?
The Ecological Footprint is an accounting tool used to measure the land and sea areas mankind uses to provide what we take from nature, such as timber and paper, seafood, livestock, crops and area needed to absorb our carbon dioxide emission. On average humanity would need the regenerative capacity of 1.6 Earths to provide what we need from nature.

WWF Personal Footprint Calculator

Start by measuring your Ecological Footprint using this fun interactive calculator. Are you an ecological Big Foot – or do you tread lightly on planet Earth?