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Have You Ever… Gone Green?!

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!

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Have You Ever … At A Grocery Store?!

If you’re like me, you’re always stopping by the local grocery store to pick up a few things. I’m probably there at least twice a week. They’re wonderful places that tout a huge selection of fresh produce, meats (if you’re into that sort of thing), dairy (ditto), packaged foods, health and beauty aids, and just about anything else that you can imagine. But what have you been up to at the grocery store? We’re about to find out.

You know the rules: 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. Have you ever worked at a grocery store?
2. Have you ever used the restroom at a grocery store?
3. Have you ever tasted food (grapes, bakery items, etc.) and not paid for it?
4. Have you ever accidentally swapped carts with another shopper?
5. Have you ever hit someone with your cart?
6. Have you ever just left your cart in the parking lot instead of returning it to a cart return or to the front of the store?
7. Have you ever realized that you didn’t have enough money to pay for your groceries at the check-out counter and had to select some items to leave out of your purchase?
8. Have you ever used an express line or self-checkout line with more than the allowed number of items?
9. Have you ever returned any items to a grocery store for a refund?
10. Have you ever purchased a big-ticket item (electronics, lawn furniture, etc.) from a grocery store?
11. Have you ever stolen something from a grocery store?
12. Have you ever broken something that required an employee to clean it up?
13. Have you ever purposefully broken or damaged merchandise at a grocery store?
14. Have you ever knocked over a display at a grocery store?
15. Have you ever consumed a meal inside a grocery store (whether or not they had a prepared food and seating area)?
16. Have you ever avoided someone that you know at a grocery store so you didn’t have to talk to them?
17. Have you ever purchased discounted merchandise at a grocery store that is nearly spoiled or expired?
18. Have you ever abandoned merchandise where it doesn’t belong at a grocery store?
19. Have you ever hid an embarrassing item (condoms, hemorrhoid cream, etc.) under other items in your cart?
20. Have you ever gotten a rain check at a grocery store?
21. Have you ever knowingly tried to use expired coupons at a grocery store?
22. Have you ever been the cause of a checkout line slow-down (Price check, unusual coupon, unreadable bar code, etc.)?
23. Have you ever yelled at a grocery store employee?
24. Have you ever asked a grocery store employee or another customer out on a date?
25. Have you ever had (any form of) sex in a grocery store?

It’s time to fess up! Tell us your total in the comments.