October 25, 2018
Humans have a dramatic impact on the landscapes we inhabit. Communities can moderate their impact by using fewer resources, conserving water and electricity, and reducing trash.
The FHI tracks resource use as the amount of energy used per person in each watershed. Communities that are reducing their per person energy use are more likely to be reducing other sources of consumption as well. Per capita energy is also influence by business and industry energy use, and changes in local businesses can alter local community energy footprints.