Canberra Climate Change group SEE-Change is organising a campaign to reduce the Eco-footprint of 3 Belconnen suburbs by 30% over the next three years.
The suburbs of Macquarie, Cook and Aranda (in which Climate Change Convener Bob Douglas lives) have been randomly sampled for ecological footprint by students from Lake Ginninderra and Hawker Colleges. The results of those surveys will be presented today at a community meeting at the Aranda Primary School Hall at 2pm. At the meeting the SEE-Change group will also be urging resident to join them in action in reducing their eco-footprints and joining others like the suburb of Farrer in demonstrating the importance of climate change to the community.
For the initiated Eco-Footprint is the area of biologically active land and water that we each need to provide us with essential food, clean air, drinkable water and all of the things we use, as well as to process our waste. About half of humanity’s footprint relates to carbon dioxide emissions. The ecological footprint is a scientifically validated measure that can be measured across populations and over time.
Your eco-footprint can be estimated using tools like This one, or duck along to the meeting today Sunday August 5 at ARANDA PRIMARY SCHOOL HALL, at 2PM or for more details bob can be reached on 0409233138 or at firstname.lastname@example.org