All inhabitants of planet earth affect the environment they live in by varying degrees. Humans in particular have perhaps the most profound impact, since we’ve established our way of living all across the globe. Thanks to the Global Footprint Network we can use the Ecological Footprint Calculator to determine the size of your footprint- or impact you have in your environment. The result reads something like this “If everyone lived like you, you would need X number of earths”, we were surprised to find that the average American’s footprint is “5 earths”, yikes! We really have a lot of work to do there!