In a New York Times Article entitled "What's Your Consumption Factor" we are given new insight into our foot print we are leaving on our environment. We are impacting our environment 32 times more than developing countries. The average rates at which people consume resources like oil and metals, and produce wastes like plastics and greenhouse gases, are about 32 times higher in North America, Western Europe, Japan and Australia than they are in the developing world. That factor of 32 has big consequences.
As we begin our new year it is a good time to consider how we can change our consumption factor so that we can lessen our foot print on our environment. As stated in http://livinginatoxicworld.blogspot.com/ those countries that consume most leave a heavier foot print and in order to preserve our environment for our children must work to reduce our consumption.
We can choose to be the change we want to see in our world and work to reduce our consumption and thereby reduce our environmental footprint. Our environment, our own health, and the future of our children depend on us.