Human Footprint — Sunday 9 PM ET/PT, April 13. This show will be on televisions everywhere
Human Footprint — Sunday 9 PM ET/PT, April 13. This show will be on televisions everywhere

National Geographic Channel

Human Footprint

Sunday 9 PM ET/PT, April 13.

This show will be on televisions everywhere

Hands holding dirt

Trash Talk

We consume tons — find out where the waste goes and get tips for making less.
Learn the Fate of Our Junk »

Aluminum cans

Showing Mass Consumption

Find out what we consume, what goes into it, and then what happens to it.
Watch Videos »

Elizabeth Vargas standing in front of piles of potatoes

Q & A With Host Vargas

See what Elizabeth Vargas learns after delving into the footprint.
Read Blog »

Wildlife Conservation Society logo

Wildlife Conservation Society

Transforming the human footprint and saving the last of the wild.
Learn More »

Preserve Our Planet logo

What You Do Counts

Preserve Our Planet shows NGC’s current conservation programming.
Visit Site »

Trash People — A World Tour

An incredible, world-wide expedition of art made from trash.
Visit Expedition »

Educator Resources

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Photo of 5,054 newspapers in your lifetime, 12,888 oranges in your lifetime, 3,796 diapers in your lifetime, 12,129 hamburger buns in your lifetime, 31,350 gallons of gas in your lifetime
Find out in “Human Footprint” what an average American consumes — and discards — in a lifetime, all in one place at one time via a series of dramatic, revealing and informative visual demonstrations.