Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What's Your Carbon Footprint?

According to my ecological footprint I am not living an ecologically conscientious lifestyle and if everyone lived like I do, we would need 4.91 Earths. Obviously like the rest of society there are things I need to change to be ecologically and environmentally conscious. Curious what your carbon foot print is? Click the photo below to see what your carbon footprint is.

Ecological Footprint Quiz by Redefining Progress

Check out my results below.

Ways to reduce your housing footprint
-Walk, bike, or take public transit whenever possible
-Choose energy efficient appliances
-Install compact fluorescent bulbs with low-mercury in all your home light fixtures
-Weatherproof your home
-Make sure your walls and ceilings are insulated, and consider double-pane windows
-Insulate your water heater or even better, switch to a tankless water heater
-Keep thermostat relatively low in winter and ease up on the air conditioning in summer
-Clean or replace dirty air conditioner filters as recommended to keep the A/C operating at peak efficiency
-Unplug your electronics when not in use
-Plant a garden
-Use biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products
-Avoid hosing down or power-washing your deck, walkways, or driveway
-Recycle all your paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic. Don't forget electronics!

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