Thursday, October 2, 2008

Consumer Consequences Quiz

I always thought I lived a somewhat eco-friendly life. I recycle, I carpool, and I try to eat a lot of local/organic foods. But that vision changed a bit when I took a quiz called Consumer Consequences. Run by American Public Media, this quiz asks a few questions about your lifestyle and then sees how many resources (or planet Earths) would be needed if the 6.6 billion people on this lovely planet lived the same way you did. My results were staggering…2.7!

But the best part about this website is definitely toward the end. You see, this website wasn’t designed to make you feel bad or guilty, but rather to simply make you aware of your living habits. They give you a clear picture of what you consume and give you a chance to improve your score by giving you suggestions on what areas of your life you need to work on. So take the quiz and challenge yourself and your friends to living a greener lifestyle! In a couple months, you could even check back again and see if your scores have improved.




spoon said...

Wow I didn't so hot either...I like how they break down the categories so you can see what areas you need to improve on.

jordan said...

I scored a 2.6 as well. I was doing so well until the airplane flights! C'mon Superforesters... what're your scores?