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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

If Everyone Lived Like Me, We'd Need 5 Planet Earths

I'm taking an online course offered at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 12,000 others along with me have just finished week one of Introduction to the U.S. Food System. Did you know that through Coursera you can take classes for free that are taught by the world's leading minds at Universities all over the world?  

A tool I want to share with you is this ecologic footprint calculator. Choose your country and answer questions about your diet, driving habits, and household to find out how many planet Earths we would need if all 7 Billion people on the planet had your lifestyle. You might be surprised ! I drive a Prius, shop locally and organically but we'd still need 5 planets to sustain us if everyone had my habits. Time to make some changes !

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