Students will be aware of the shortage in space on
earth to provide humans the modern lifestyle, and will acquire the skills to
reduce their ecological footprint. They will internalize that:
"Humanity's Ecological Footprint is as much as 30 percent larger than
nature can sustain in the long run. In other words, present consumption
exceeds natural income by 30 percent and is therefore partially dependent on
capital (wealth) depletion. The lavish partying by the wealthy few today
means a hefty bill for everyone tomorrow", (Wackernagel and Rees 1996.