Scotland, like many other developed countries, is using an unfair and unsustainable share of the world's resources, such as energy and food. If everyone on Earth used resources at the same rate we do in Scotland we'd need far more than our planet could provide.
Every time we get in the car, turn on a light, buy our groceries or go on holiday, we make our mark. The challenge that faces us, is how can we all enjoy a high quality of life without spoiling our world for future generations?
Whether at home, at work, at leisure or at school, we can all help to reduce our impact on the planet by taking some simple steps to use less resources.
'This is a global problem requiring a global solution, but we can all help to make a difference. If we reduce the amount of energy we use and make our energy consumption more efficient, we will reduce the impact that we, as individuals, have on the environment'.
Professor Sir David King, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government.