Find Out Your Household’s Green IQ [QUIZ]
Is your home eco-friendly?
Apr 22, 2016
There are many simple lifestyle choices that can benefit the environment - such as riding a bike work, minimizing plastic bag use and recycling paper at the office. It all comes down to consciousness and intention - and like most things, thinking about the environment begins at home. So, how green is your household? This fun quiz will help you find out - and give tips on small changes that can help you do your bit for our planet.
How Eco-Friendly is Your Home?
What’s the lighting situation in your home?
Natural light, compact fluorescent lights (CFL), and LEDs.
A mix of energy-efficient lighting and incandescent lights.
Not sure. Whatever came with the house, I guess.
Do you close the doors and windows to keep in the hot/cold air?
Do you switch off the light whenever you’re the last to leave a room ?
What’s your cleaning material of choice?
Lemon juice and white vinegar
Natural, eco-friendly products
Do you recycle?
Yes - bottles, cans and newspaper
Yes - everything! Plastic, electrical devices, clothes - you name it.
Do you use a clothes dryer?
Yes - often
No - I don’t have one
Only if I really need to
Do you check the energy-saving rating when buying new electrical appliances?
Check what now?
Sometimes - if I notice that blue star.
Do you switch off your TV, computer and stereo rather than leaving them on standby?
Yes, every night
Only when we’re going on vacation
Where do you live?
In the heart of the city
A rural area
Do you live in a:
Does your household eat meat?
Sometimes but not every meal
No, we’re vegetarian
Do you have a garden or space to grow plants?
Yes, I have a large back yard.
Almost, I have a patio.
Not really, but I have some sunny window sills.
You’re an ECO-SUPERHERO!
It’s easy to see that you’ve put some serious thought into making your home environmentally friendly - it’s as green as can be! You’ve made taking care of the planet part of your everyday life, and probably enjoy every minute of it.
You’re gonna love these motivational posters from Do the Green Thing: http://www.goodnet.org/articles/9-motivational-posters-to-inspire-you-do-green-thing
You’re definitely ECO-CONSCIOUS!
Your household is well on the way to becoming a green haven; it’s clear you’ve put some thought into what you’re doing for the planet at home. With a few simple tweaks you can bump your home up to the next eco-level - check out this list for inspiration: http://www.goodnet.org/articles/7-tips-to-take-your-recycling-next-level-list
You could use some ECO TIPS!
Your heart is in the right place, but your home could be a lot more eco-friendly. Start small by finding out about recycling options in your area and switching incandescent light bulbs for the energy-saving kind when the time comes.
Here’s a few more ideas to get you going: http://www.goodnet.org/articles/9-easy-fulfilling-things-you-do-for-planet-today-list
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