It’s the Ecological Footprint Quiz. Yeah! If you’ve never taken it, give it a whirl. About a 3 minute process. My test results: If everyone lived like me, we would need 3.7 earths to get by.
About the quiz: “The quiz is based on national consumption averages and is meant to give you an idea of your Ecological Footprint relative to other people in the country you live in. It is not highly detailed, but should give most people an idea of where they stand.”
About EF itself: “Ecological Footprint (EF) was created by William Rees and Mathis Wackernagel in the mid 1990s as an indicator of the sustainability of the human economy. It is a means of gauging humanity’s impact upon the natural environment, a standardized measure of the consumption of renewable resources (or equivalents)” (from here).
I’m supposed to only pay attention to this quiz on Earth Day. Like Poetry Month or Women’s Month or Black History Month, I’m not supposed to go outside my officially warranted, publicly sanctioned time to pay attention to issues that Hallmark has considerately provided a greeting card for. So every year, I send around this link to my students. But here I am, in late September, offering it up again. How very droll.
How’d you do?
Dave, what about you at least?