Balancing Our Account with Nature By Design and Not Disaster

Mathis Wackernagel, Founder and President, Global Footprint Network

How can we live well within nature’s planetary boundaries? Arguably, this is one of the most important questions for our world to answer today.

The Global Footprint Network was founded over 30 years ago by Mathis Wackernagel, currently the President, to help individuals, communities and countries calculate their global consumption of natural resources.

According to Mathis, once we understand our Global Footprint and how we are extracting natural resources; then we can better budget and manage our resource use to ensure that we both live high quality lives; but don’t overshoot our annual natural budget by more than 1 Planet worth of resources.  Let’s listen to Mathis and learn how we can better adapt our lives to get to a sustainable world by innovative design; and not disaster.

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