Your ecological footprint in one way to dermine certain ways you have damaged this Earth. It focuses on how much land one person uses in a year. Currently our population is using up the Earth at a 1.5 times higher rate then the Earth is able to renew it. Studies have shown that by 2050 we will be out of resources, if we do not change now. Every person will be responisble if we don’t, the ensuing damage will be like nothing our generations and maybe not even our previous ones have ever seen. Few may live, and at that point for most it will only get worse.
That’s why we have to be responsible for ourselves, not just for ourselves but for our children as well. Right now we use about 2.2 g or little bit over 5 acres per person. So easily you can grow hemp faster then trees to grow most products.
Yet people can easily also grow there own food. There are not nearly enough local growers around the world. There are tons of things that are easy to grow overtime.
So hemp from what I heard is one of the best resources for building houses. hemp is more renewable then trees because hemp takes less time to grow. A perfect house would be grown head to toe with renewable energy resources. This would be a difficult tasks for most. you can start off with solar panel chargers, windmills, or hydroelectric farms, and you use that to grow to grow your own food then your growing your own hemp farm and then house and raising your own food. So you would have to estimate how much land that would be of course you’d have to drive an electric car because that’s also destroying the land. See that’s a lot to think about. After that it’s just saving electricity. My opinion on how to do this is start off and grow your own food. If you still have extra money you want to spend then buy start buying solar panels see how much you’d need to spend on that specific amount. After that you can try to make your own products at home such as soap, shampoo, clothes, most of this might just be buying this stuff from somewhere that is given electricity by electric sources.
Of course many of the procedures done at this point would be pretty difficult. Yet there’s even more we’d have to clean up the air cause of the impact it has on it’s quality. This eventually makes it’s way down to the top soil. The many of things we do now we don’t know the impact of.
Such as fracking, and oil drilling, besides contaminating the oil and water surrounding the areas it makes the area’s more liable to earth quakes, with more earthquakes were more likely to see other phenomenons. We’ve also had many radioactive accidents due to poor control systems, some caused by earthquakes. This same radioactivity pollutes the ground. Really everything around you causes a footprint in one way or another, it’s nearly impossible to stop everything but we just need to do the best we can. That’s by driving an electric car, creating your own electricity, and farming your own food and trying to either make or buy products that are created most suitably for the environment. Unless your going to be paying someone else to do it you’ll need to know a lot of things.
- Basic electricity. Your going to want to know basic electricity so you can calculate how much you need and how much you can produce. Knowing basic electricty will also prevent accidents when working with various energy sources. Knowing basic electricty will help you when your installing solar panels, windmills, hydroelectricity, and when working on other electronics.
- Basic carpentry. This will allow you to build structures and put together equipment for your housing and farming needs. These skills will also be important when installing renewable energy resource equipment.
- Basic horticulture. This will allow you to farm your own food. You will need to know a significant amount about lighting, and about soil nutrients. You can plant pretty much anywhere as long as you change the environment.