It estimates how many hectares you are currently consuming to live. Now I have done a few of these over the years but what I liked about this one was when I finished I could go back and choose some key areas that I wanted to improve on and then calculate how that affected my footprint.
A worthwhile thing to do when you need to remind yourself of all the little things you can be doing to improve our world. I am happy to say that I use less then the average Australian but since I know what huge over users and wasters we are it doesn't give me too much praise. I can always do better.
First day back at school for my kids today and with a wonderfully clean house (had a ripper of a day yesterday) I get to have an eco day woohoo.
First on the list is
- some homemade laundry wash,
- a wonder in the garden,
- transplanting the guava to the "Orchard"
- some work on the chicken coop and
- baking for school lunches
Don't forget Sunday marks to beginning on International Compost Week. I am so happy to see that WA has a number of workshops and talks planned. Might see if I can get to Perth to participate. I will however use this as the motivation needed to start my compost system. Having a brand new garden I have not had anything to compost, happy to say no weeds either, but now that a cycle of food production is coming to an end it will be time to get one going.
Have a happy gardening week!!