It’s EARTH DAY!

Happy Earth Day!

All throughout today, I will be constantly posting videos, pictures and websites that have to do with saving our one and only beautiful Earth!

First up is a website that calculates your ecological footprint based on a series of questions based on your eating habits, how much trash you generate, the type of housing you live in, your driving habits and electricity usage. You can use a general rating or more specific ratings for more accurate results. Click HERE to take the quiz!

I was REALLY surprised when I took the quiz! I thought that I live with a very small ecological footprint, but if everyone on the planet lived as I do it would take 3.8 Earths to sustain everyone. It takes about 17 global acres of productive land to sustain my lifestyle.

So what’s your estimated ecological footprint? Is it higher or lower than you thought?

~J

Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest

Willie Smits is a conversationalist, forester, microbiologist and animal rights activists.

In this video, he discusses how he initially saved a rain forest in order to save orangutans. He bought the land where the orangutans where living in order to preserve their habitat. He gave the locals long lasting jobs and gained their trust and approval. They raised over 1232 tree species in a nursery that would replace the trees that were being destroyed for lumber and also from forest fires. The video discusses the methods used to prevent the forest fires and save the orangutans and the rain forest they live in.