Ecological footprint still the measure of sustainability

Work done in the 1990's by SCARP faculty and students has stood the test of time and remains relevant today. This is the conclusion of a Victoria Times-Colonist article that describes the work of SCARP faculty Dr. Bill Rees, and his students Mathis Wackernagel and Jennie Moore who coined the expression 'Ecological Footprint'.

The article says we have already used up earth's capacity to produce land to support human activities such as growing food crops, fishing and raising animals for food.

To read the whole article see "Let’s shed a couple of planets’ worth of ecological footprint..."

(photo: Jennie Moore)