How Many Earths?

I think I’m a pretty green person.  I try not to leave too many lights on (she says as she stands up to turn off the kitchen light).  I walk almost everywhere, and take the subway if I need to go farther.  We don’t own a car, and I’m only in my parent’s car about twice a month.  We recycle almost everything we possibly can.

The biggest areas I thought we had a problem with were garbage (lots of baby diapers to get rid of since I can’t use cloth; our water isn’t hot enough to wash them properly) and quanta’s incredibly long showers in the morning.  Bad, yes, but I didn’t think they were “end of the world” bad.

Well, after trying out this little quiz/game, Consumer Consequences, it turns out that it is my eating habits that are having the biggest impact.  Odd, since I try to eat a lot of veggies, and try to buy local when I can.  But, as you can see from the screen shot below, if everyone lived like me, we would need 2 Earths.  Two!!

The screen shot shows my score (green) compared to the average female score (purple), which is 3.7 Earths.  So, I suppose I can take a little comfort in knowing that I am a bit greener than average.

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