Footprint - the sum of all the negative impacts on the planet we share, of all the activities it takes to provide each of us with the products and services we buy and use in a year, including the impacts from using and disposing of them.
Each activity in the supply chain can have negative impacts. The sum of all the negative impacts across its full supply chain are its footprint.
Global chains of activities provide is with the products and services in our lives. Even “locally grown vegetables” have a global supply chain when you look deeply
The impacts of a single product are diverse, and can include ocean pollution, air pollution, water depletion, human health impacts, ecosystem impacts, wastes, and more.
My annual footprints are the sums of the footprints of all the goods and services that I buy and use in a year. They are like the cost, to everyone else, of me being here for a year and living my life the way that I do.
Handprinter is a project of NewEarth B, which is a for-benefit corporation, with a mission of providing positive environmental and social impacts. The two current projects of NewEarth B are Handprinter and the Social Hotspots Database.
Pump up tires
Choose a veggie burger
Setback thermostat 1 degree at night
Plant a tree in the northern US
Plant a tree in the southern US
Use reusable napkins instead of paper
Use reusable shopping bags instead of paper
Use reusable shopping bags instead of plastic
Carpool with someone
Subway/tram to work instead of drive
Train to work instead of drive
Bus to work instead of drive
Print double-sided at work
Bike to work instead of drive
Buy in bulk