What’s Your Ecological Footprint?

Oakland-based Redefining Progress and the Earthday Networtk have created an on-line quiz that might get you thinking about your lifestyle. Only 15 questions long, and requiring no registration, the quiz measures how much of the surface of the planet is required to sustain your existence.

In the United States, that average is 24 acres. Compare that with the fact that there are only 4.5 acres per person on the planet and you get some idea of how out of whack our consumer culture is.

Take the quiz here.


2 thoughts on “What’s Your Ecological Footprint?”

  1. I made a 17, and that was with claiming most of my food was from far away and I never ride with anyone else. Not great, but could be worse.

  2. I got a 15 but I said I live in a town with 15,000 – 100,000 which is true (West Hollywood has about 36,000) but I think they were going after the metro area population. But mainly I’m a vegetarian and I rarely drive anywhere, which is good b/c my car only gets 12 miles to the gallon.

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