Environmental Science for AP* (2nd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464108684
ISBN 13: 978-1-46410-868-6

Chapter 1 - Module 2 - Environmental Indicators and Sustainability - AP Review Questions - Page 18: 5


(d) The land needed to support all of a person's activities.

Work Step by Step

The ecological footprint represents the impact of an individual on the environment, indicating the amount of land needed to sustain or support that one individual and its uses of the natural resources. The answer is the biologically productive area that is necessary to provide the people with the assets they utilize regularly such as food, wood or other forest products, infrastructure spaces, and the carbon demand placed on the land.
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