Our Ecological Footprint presents an internationally-acclaimed tool for measuring and visualizing the resources required to sustain our households, communities, regions and nations, converting the seemingly complex concepts of carrying capacity, resource-use, waste-disposal and the like into a graphic form that everyone can grasp and use. An excellent handbook for community activists, planners, teachers, students and policy makers.
Mathis Wackernagel is currently the Executive Director of Global Footprint Network, and William Rees is the Chair of the School of Urban Planning and Regional Development at the University of British Columbia.
I am an environmental practitioner and I am researching on ecological footprint in my local region in Kenya. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tom Ogalo
Rees presents an important idea - that of ecological foot print - that should play an important role in grappling with idea such as global warming and sustainability. Read morePublished 13 months ago by P. Mulloy
A very interesting book in that it provides metrics for the human ecological footprint. The footprint is the earth's carrying capacity turned upside down, so to speak. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Howzat
This book is especially important for readers interested in ecology, environmental science, geography and demography. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Siri N. Wickramaratne
The GNP is a downright stupid way to measure the economic activity of a society, since the GNP really measures the destruction of nature. Read morePublished on February 13, 2009 by Guy Denutte
This wonderful little book presents an excellent tool for evaluating human impact on our planet. The idea is simple but the ramifications are profound. Read morePublished on November 26, 2007 by Cecil Bothwell
Our Ecological Footprint cuts through the talk about sustainability and introduces a revolutionary new way to determine humanity's impact on the Earth. Read morePublished on August 11, 2007 by Tanis
Back when Rees and Wackernagel wrote Our Ecological Footprint, no one was looking at the problem in that way. Read morePublished on April 4, 2007 by G. Bisaillon
During the past half a century human beings have been
multiplying at such a rate that the number of humans on Earth has
more than TRIPPLED ! Read more