Wednesday, October 25, 2006

... going green

is really damn hard.

have you taken yr ecological footprint quiz yet?

i scored 13 acres. the average american uses 24 acres. & then i tried to get my acreage even lower by only driving my car 10 miles a week, NEVER taking the bus/train, & walking or biking the rest of my miles...

& then only ever eating 100% upackaged foods...

it only brought me down to 9 acres!

[there is enough for everyone in the world to have 4 something acres, see]

do me a favor...

if anyone of you scores lower than 9 acres when you take this quiz... email me. tell me how to do it. until then... i will do my best to figure it out. & i've already started w/ my bike again.

THANK YOU.

6 comments:

doejohn69 said...

i scored 11. which is weird since i don't drive or really fly. and, i am a strict veggie. this thing freaked me out. i gotta get better. if you find someone who is a 9 or lower tell me too!!

Anonymous said...

i got a 5 by saying i live with 5 people in a 500-1000 sq foot home, am vegan, and walk everywhere

minor american ii said...

wow anonymous.

but... yr just "saying" that...? what was yr real score... anonymous?

what do you think jane? do you want to join households? 4 people, 2 dogs? we could... uh... live in iowa. near anne?

judy j said...

hmm...not sure. i eat meat maybe once a month, but never eggs or dairy. yoggling back and forth b/wn the two options there changes my score from 8 to 9 and back.

i'm lucky - i live close to where i work, i have a housemate i love,and can pay for organic veggies and stuff. i do like to take *lots* of baths, though, and i didn't see anything about water usage there. i wonder where they made the quiz?

Brian Dean Bollman said...

I scored 11 also, which was better than I anticipated. I live in the suburbs and drive a long way to work, but my car gets 40 mph, so maybe that's why I scored ok on tranportation. Most of my acres come from food. I can't get most of my food at the farmers market, it only happens once a week and it's very limited, so most of my food comes from over 200 miles away(I think, I'm not really sure).

rozydesouza said...

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