Ever wondered what a beach would look like without a single footprint on it? Ever seen one?
I learned a disturbing fact the other day…
If the population of China was to achieve the same standard of living that exists in the US we will need 25 planet earths to live sustainably.
The US currently has the highest footprint requiring approximately 9.5 hectares per capita to support is population. Australia comes a disappointing 8th on the list. It surprised me to know we are ahead of many developed countries like Germany, the UK and France.
Considering the complete lack of will that most people seem to have when it comes to caring about our planet things look pretty grim so next time you decided throw out that notebook after only writing on a few pages or you run the washing machine for only 3 pairs of socks and a t-shirt remember that beach and how many foot prints were on it and ask yourself, can you do better?