Home of the Data Wranglers

We are scholars, students, researchers, and collaborating organizations working together to advance the measurement of Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity and the application of these measures around the world.

The ecological footprint is a method promoted by the Global Footprint Network to measure the human demand on the quantity of nature it takes to support people or an economy. It traces this demand through an ecological accounting system.

EFI's goal is for York to become the global data center for the National Ecological Footprint Accounts, starting in 2019, and to lead an international network focused on making ecological footprint more accepted, accessible, and policy relevant. The research makes significant contribution to the development and implementation of resource allocation, protection, and measurement policies in Canada and around the world. Given the success of the Ecological Footprint narrative on an international scale, the research will reach a broad and diverse audience that will provide new ways to improve individual behaviour towards achieving environmental sustainability.

Looking for data? Explore the National Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts we produce.

What does this mean for Canada? Explore our Knowledge Synthesis Project and its deliverables.

Researcher at York or abroad? Explore our projects and connect with our team.

Future graduate student? Consider applying to the MES program to join our initiative.

Current York student? Learn about the courses and experiential opportunities we offer.