These days, more and more people are becoming concerned with how they impact our planet. Every day, more and more people are taking greater strides towards going green. How green are you? We’re about to find out.
The rules are simple: For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments.
Have You Ever?!
1.Do you always recycle paper (cereal boxes, office paper, newspaper, cardboard, etc.)?
2.Do you always recycle your glass, plastic and metal?
3.Do you always purchase recycled paper products? (toilet paper, tissues, etc.)
4.Do you always use greener cleaners or even make your own cleaners?
5.Do you regularly use reusable shopping bags?
6.Do you regularly use a refillable water bottle?
7.Do you make an effort to only purchase items with minimal or recyclable packaging?
8.Do you only use compact fluorescent or other energy-efficient light bulbs?
9.Do you regularly turn off the lights when you leave the room?
10.Do you try to minimize your energy usage?
11.Do you make efforts to seal up your leaky windows & doors and insulate your home?
12.Do you wash your laundry in cold water instead of hot?
13.Do you only buy “Energy Star” efficient appliances?
14.Do you frequently unplug unused electronics, chargers and appliances?
15.Do you take quick showers with a efficient shower head?
16.Do you use clean energy at your home? (solar, wind, etc.)
17.Do you regularly compost?
18.Do you have a fruit and/or vegetable garden?
19.Do you always try to buy local? (produce & meats from farmer’s markets, farm stands, etc.)
20.Do you do your best to use/eat all of the food you purchase before they spoil?
21.Do you regularly purchase or obtain used items at places like yard sales, flea markets, thrift stores, or online sources like Craigslist, eBay or Freecycle?
22.Do you donate your old clothing?
23.Do you regularly walk or ride a bike to your destination?
24.Do you regularly use public transportation?
25.Do you regularly drive a hybrid or alternative-fuel car?
What other steps do you take towards reducing your impact on the planet? What steps do you plan to take? Tell us all about it — and your total — in the comments!