and I came across a calculator that let me measure how big my environmental footprint is. You can find it here.
I was feeling pretty darned smug about the way I live until I finished the quiz. Here is what I found out.
If everyone lived like me we would need 4.1 planet earths to provide enough resources. OUCH!!!
To support my lifestyle it takes 18.3 global acres of the earth's productive area. EEEK!!
Apparently I am just a big resource hog who is stomping around on planet earth. So what can I do, short of moving out to a hut in the woods and eating grass.
They have some ideas on how to reduce your footprint.
eating less animal based products and purchasing products that use less packaging or are made out of 100% post consumer recycled-content material are two things I can do.
I actually do these things, so maybe I was too hard on myself in the quiz, but I definitely have a lot of room for improvement.
I'm a research kind of girl, so I think I will try to read up a little more on it this week.
P.S. Do you think Thanksgiving counts in this quiz, because if it does I think I'm in a lot of trouble.