Quiz: How Sustainable Am I?

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Quiz: How Sustainable Am I? - Quiz

The world is heading towards climate change; the only way to prevent it is to have a sustainable lifestyle. Ever wondered, "How sustainable am I? " This quiz will tell how sustainable your daily behaviors are and how keenly you want to decrease your negative impact on the environment while helping your local economy. This quiz will show you how sustainable you are with just some simple questions, highlight things you can do to conserve energy, spend less money, and help local businesses in your community. Let's get started.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     I get most of my groceries (meat, dairy, produce, grain, etc.) from
    • A. 

      A chain supermarket

    • B. 

      An independent local market or Farmer's Market

    • C. 

      I grow or raise them myself

    • D. 

      Order online

  • 2. 
    The majority of the water I drink is:
    • A. 

      Bottled water

    • B. 

      Tap water

    • C. 

      From a local well or spring

    • D. 

      Wherever I can find

  • 3. 
    I cook my own meals:
    • A. 

      Not very often

    • B. 

      Often, I even pack myself a lunch.

    • C. 

      Just about every meal

    • D. 

      Never

  • 4. 
     I use small electric kitchen appliances (microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc):
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      A few times a week

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      Once a month

  • 5. 
     My garden is:
    • A. 

      I don't have a garden

    • B. 

      Ornamental with only flowers, grass and minimal or No edible vegetation

    • C. 

      Small or a container garden providing some herbs, lettuce, etc. for my own use

    • D. 

      Moderate in size, providing part or all of my family's produce

    • E. 

      Large in size, providing food for more people than just my own family

  • 6. 
    When I wash my laundry I:
    • A. 

      Use a washing machine

    • B. 

      Use an energy efficient washing machine

    • C. 

      Hand wash and air dry

    • D. 

      I never do the laundry

  • 7. 
     The water in my home comes from:
    • A. 

      The local water company

    • B. 

      A local natural spring or well

    • C. 

      I have a gray water system that collects runoff

    • D. 

      Imported mineral water

  • 8. 
     I use the heating and air conditioning units in my home:
    • A. 

      Whenever it is hot or cold

    • B. 

      Only when temperatures are extreme

    • C. 

      Never. I open windows when it's hot and use the fireplace or wood stove when it's cold

    • D. 

      Use most of the day irrespective of the weather outside

  • 9. 
     When not using my appliances (computer, stereo, kitchen appliances etc):
    • A. 

      I usually leave them plugged in and turned off

    • B. 

      I usually leave them plugged in and turned on

    • C. 

      I usually unplug them

    • D. 

      I don't pay much attention to it

  • 10. 
    When I leave my house I usually  
    • A. 

      Turn all my lights off

    • B. 

      Leave some of them on

    • C. 

      Sometimes turn off

    • D. 

      Don't bother

  • 11. 
    Generally, while I brush my teeth
    • A. 

      I leave the water running

    • B. 

      I turn the water off

    • C. 

      Use very minimal water

    • D. 

      Try not to leave the tap open

  • 12. 
    The average length of my showers are
    • A. 

      5 min

    • B. 

      10 min

    • C. 

      15 min

    • D. 

      20 min

  • 13. 
    The majority of my clothing is:
    • A. 

      Brand name designer label

    • B. 

      Inexpensive, fashion or fad clothing

    • C. 

      Recycled, vintage or Fair Trade

    • D. 

      Hand sewn / knitted, by myself or a local seamstress

  • 14. 
    My main form of transportation is:
    • A. 

      Car

    • B. 

      Motorcycle

    • C. 

      Bus, train or other rapid transit

    • D. 

      Bicycle or walking

  • 15. 
     In an average week I drive a car approximately (not including work commute):
    • A. 

      30 miles or more

    • B. 

      30 miles or less

    • C. 

      None. I don't drive a car and use alternative transportation

    • D. 

      More than 30 miles

  • 16. 
     In an average week I drive a car to and from work approximately:
    • A. 

      30 miles or more

    • B. 

      30 miles or less

    • C. 

      30 miles or more with a carpool

    • D. 

      30 miles or less with a carpool

    • E. 

      None. I don't drive a car and use alternative transportation

  • 17. 
     How often do I recycle:
    • A. 

      My community does not offer recycling

    • B. 

      I go out of my way to an off site location to recycle.

    • C. 

      My community provides recycle bins or bags and green bins/bags so I recycle all that I can

    • D. 

      My community offers recycling but I don't recycle often.

  • 18. 
    I buy the majority of my new merchandise from:
    • A. 

      Big chain stores

    • B. 

      Local businesses whenever possible

    • C. 

      Second hand merchandise stores or individuals

    • D. 

      Online 

  • 19. 
    For entertainment I usually:
    • A. 

      Watch television, movies, surf the Internet or play video games

    • B. 

      Participate in outdoor activities (camping, hiking, biking, or other active sports) or write, paint, play music, read, etc.

    • C. 

      Prefer polishing my hobby

    • D. 

      Travel 

  • 20. 
    What percent of my income do I spend on unnecessary things (clothes, electronics, dinning out, etc)?
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 21. 
    How many meals a day do I eat meat?
    • A. 

      Every meal

    • B. 

      Half of my meals

    • C. 

      A quarter of my meals

    • D. 

      None of my meals

  • 22. 
    Generally, when I clean (my hands, kitchen counters, bathroom) do I use
    • A. 

      Paper towels

    • B. 

      Cloth towels

    • C. 

      My clothes

    • D. 

      Hand drier

  • 23. 
    Generally, when I preserve or store food, I use
    • A. 

      Plastic wrap

    • B. 

      Reusable containers

    • C. 

      Aluminum or tin foil

    • D. 

      Plastic bags

  • 24. 
    Generally I use these type of light bulbs?  
    • A. 

      Fluorescent

    • B. 

      Incandescent

    • C. 

      LED

    • D. 

      Halogen

  • 25. 
    When I go grocery shopping, upon check out, I usually request
    • A. 

      Plastic bags

    • B. 

      Paper bags

    • C. 

      I bring my own bag

    • D. 

      I request jute bags

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