Yes, I know I’m a pain with the international day of forests each year. In 2018, the chosen topic is the importance of urban forests.
The simple fact of eating an apple can have a bit of an ecological footprint. Look at the label. Maybe, if you are in Spain (sorry guys, I’m Spanish), that apple has traveled all the way from Chile to your hand. Amazing, right? That’s what needs to be done if you want to eat apples throughout the year. Something similar occurs with almost everything we consume. Electricity, clothing, electronic devices…
Landscape is not static and food is not only nourishment.
Have you ever wondered how many people are currently residing in cities? The answer is more than 50% of the worldwide population, according to the United Nations. Urban areas keep growing, removing arable land for good. And, have you ever wondered how many resources does it take to maintain a city? Think about water, food, recreation space and possibilities, breathing air, construction materials… Ecological footprint might be an interesting concept to consider.