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Does reducing the size of your ecological footprint necessarily mean reducing your quality of life? Why or why not? Are there ways of enhancing your quality of life while lowering your environmental impact?
Small footprints do not necessarily imply a low quality of life. In the south of India the State of Kerala with 30 million inhabitants is a particularly inspiring example. [ [ In spite of modest footprints of 2 acres per person, the people of Kerala enjoy demographic stability, low child mortality, longevity, and high literacy rates, all comparable to the much richer industrialized countries.
Also, they can pride themselves on a lively democracy and the active participation of women. ] ]
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