How Many Earths Are Needed To Support A Global Population Of You?

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How Many Earths Are Needed To Support A Global Population Of You?

Take this short quiz to see the individual impact your lifestyle is making on our planet. This quiz will tell you how man Earths are needed to sustain the world's population if everyone had your lifestyle. Have fun while thinking about the personal impact you are having on this world and ponder ways to help reduce your ecological footprint! Note: These are rough estimates using American averages to gauge results.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is your primary mode of transportation?
    • A. 

      Walk or Bike

    • B. 

      Public transit

    • C. 

      Small, fuel efficient car (35+ MPG)

    • D. 

      Mid size car

    • E. 

      SUV or pickup truck

    • F. 

      Which ever car I decide to drive that day

  • 2. 
    Describe the food you buy
    • A. 

      Mostly local and organic!

    • B. 

      Mostly from the grocery, some organic, some local

    • C. 

      Almost exclusively from the supermarket and I go out 1-2 times weekly

    • D. 

      I kill it and grow it myself!

    • E. 

      I go out to eat 3-5 times a week

    • F. 

      I eat out pretty much everyday

  • 3. 
    Do you own a pool?
    • A. 

      I wish! Those pavement fueled city summers are rough!

    • B. 

      No way! Did you know that pool pumps use the most energy in a home aside from the heating and air conditioning?

    • C. 

      Yep!

  • 4. 
    Describe how often you replace your "stuff" (clothing, electronics, furniture, etc)?
    • A. 

      When I absolutely need something I'll make it myself! Manufactured textiles like polyester are made from petroleum and emit things like hydrogen chloride!

    • B. 

      I tend to wear my things to the bone then I'll buy some more.

    • C. 

      I use what I have and splurge for something new once or twice a month.

    • D. 

      I always like to have nice things when I can.

    • E. 

      I get bored easily and I can't be seen wearing the same thing twice!

  • 5. 
    How often do you eat meat?
    • A. 

      I'm Vegan. Cows must consume 16 pounds of vegetation in order to produce 1 pound of flesh. Raising animals for food consumes more than half of all water used in the U.S. It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat.

    • B. 

      I'm a vegetarian

    • C. 

      I eat meat rarely (once or less a week)

    • D. 

      I eat meat less than four times a week. Although I know the impact, meat tastes too good!

    • E. 

      I eat meat almost everyday

    • F. 

      I eat meat multiple times a day. #AllDayErrDay

  • 6. 
    How much is your monthly electric bill? 
    • A. 

      I don't have electricity.

    • B. 

      Under $50

    • C. 

      $50-$100

    • D. 

      $100-$120 (The American Average)

    • E. 

      $120-$200

    • F. 

      Over $200

  • 7. 
    How many miles do you travel in a car yearly (driver or passenger)?  
    • A. 

      I never ride in or drive a car.

    • B. 

    • C. 

      5,000-10,000

    • D. 

      10,000-15,000 (The American Average)

    • E. 

      15,000-20,000

    • F. 

      >20,000

  • 8. 
    Where do you live?
    • A. 

      I live a nomadic lifestyle and live with the land.

    • B. 

      Inner City

    • C. 

      Suburb

    • D. 

      New Suburb

    • E. 

      Rural area

  • 9. 
    True or False, you recycle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Your home has how many of these water saving features?1. Low flow toilets2.Low flow shower heads and faucets3.Instant water heaters on sinks4. Rainwater catchment system5.Grey water recycling system6.Drought tolerant landscaping
    • A. 

      I told you already, I am a nomad. I come and go as I please

    • B. 

      6/6

    • C. 

      5/6

    • D. 

      4/6

    • E. 

      3/6

    • F. 

      2/6

    • G. 

      1/6

    • H. 

      0/6

  • 11. 
    How many of these energy saving features can be found in your home?1. Compact fluorescent bulbs2.Energy efficient appliances3.Extra insulation4.Insulating blinds5.Solar panels6.Storm doors and windows
    • A. 

      I don't have energy...despite taking this quiz now

    • B. 

      6/6

    • C. 

      5/6

    • D. 

      4/6

    • E. 

      3/6

    • F. 

      2/6

    • G. 

      1/6

    • H. 

      0/6

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