Governments around the world are encouraging people to factor the environment into their everyday lives and purchases. The aim of this focus on environmental sustainability is the reduction of our environmental footprint.
The Ecological Footprint of an area is a measurement of how much land it takes to support one person in each country. The sustainable average is 2.2 hectares per person and according to Wikipedia, Nigeria’s ecological footprint/person is 1.16. This shows that Nigeria’s level of consumption is insufficient to it needs and this is because many Nigerians continue to burn fossil fuels in large quantities for energy by adding extra carbon CO2 to the atmosphere. The consequence of using of fossil fuels is worsened by deforestation over the years.