Adrienne Kenny of Ulmarra treads very lightly on the ecological scale according to the Ecological Footprint Calculator (EFC) in
Adrienne Kenny of Ulmarra treads very lightly on the ecological scale according to the Ecological Footprint Calculator (EFC) in

Light or heavy? Our steps on the Earth



WHAT kind of footprint do you have?

The Clarence Valley branch of Climate Change Australia (CCA) is encouraging all of us to ask that question to see how the way we live is affecting the world around us.

And according to spokesperson Claire Aman, it is quite easy to determine.

"Our ecological footprint is a way of measuring our impact on the environment," she said.

"It's measured by things like how much we drive, how big our car is, how we use electricity at home, how much water we use and how much waste we produce."

A 'footprint calculator' is located at the Clarence Environment Centre at the South Grafton Emporium, and residents are invited by CCA to see whether they wear hobnailed boots, gum boots, joggers, sandals or bare feet, depending on how lightly they tread on the earth.

Tomorrow they will mark National Threatened Species Day with a display at the South Grafton Emporium highlighting the plight of local threatened species, particularly those at the proposed site of the Shannon Creek dam.

The Centre will also launch a series of postcards featuring the flora and fauna of the Shannon Creek area. All proceeds go to the Clarence Environment Centre.



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