A organization worth mentioning: the Global Footprint Network is a group of individuals, cities, nations, businesses, scientists, NGO’s, academics, and worldwide partner organizations (groups such as AASHE) who promote the use of the Ecological Footprint (a widely used data driven metric, resource accounting tool that measures how much of the biological capacity of the planet is required by a given human activity or population? — how much nature we have, how much we use, and who uses what) Their goal is simply to apply it to practical projects and start global dialogues about a one-planet future and offer advice and ways to facilitate change. FAQs
Application for librarians? Read (and share!) the newsletter or blog to keep up with sustainable global initiatives, news and information and try their quiz to determine your personal Ecological Footprint. And who knows, maybe your city, county, or state has or will be using the Ecological Footprint in planning a sustainable future?