5.19.2007

I have a large carbon footprint



Strangely, my one-bedroom apartment seems to be worse for the environment than my failure to own a hybrid car or eat locally-grown foods.

What's your carbon footprint?

7 comments:

scprideandms said...

QUIZ RESULTS

CATEGORY ACRES
FOOD 6.9
MOBILITY 1
HOUSING 8.9
GOODS/SERVICES 8.9
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 26


IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 24 ACRES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXISTS 4.5 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE ACRES PER PERSON.

IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE YOU, WE WOULD NEED 5.8 PLANETS TO LIVE ON

gerard said...

Hey, what's the goal, to get the highest score?

gerard said...

FOOD 5.9
MOBILITY 0.5
SHELTER 8.4
GOODS/SERVICES 5.9
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 21

The quiz is a little unbalanced. There's only 1 question for Goods/Services, 2 questions for Food, 3 questions for shelter, and 7 questions for Mobility. Shelter seems to be the killer for most people.

I might have been able to reduce my Mobility footprint if only I used more animal power to get around.

Katie @ CiN said...

I don't feel horrible, at least.


FOOD 4
MOBILITY 2
SHELTER 6.9
GOODS/SERVICES 5.9
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 19

Mr. Wufflekins said...

FOOD 5.4
MOBILITY 1
SHELTER 6.4
GOODS/SERVICES 4.9
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 18

I have no idea why my mobility requires one acre, but the goods and services I intake require 4.9 acres.

Minimum possible score:
FOOD 1.7
MOBILITY 0
SHELTER 0.5
GOODS/SERVICES 0.2
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 2

Maximum possible score:
FOOD 6.9
MOBILITY 28.9
SHELTER 30.4
GOODS/SERVICES 67.2
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 133

Looks like when I'm a billionaire living alone in a mansion and flying my personal jet everywhere, I'll leave a big ol' carbon footprint. Maybe that's what drove Howard Hughes crazy. Only one way to find out!

AE said...

Mr. W., this is a great idea. I can't wait to see Kelly crouched outside your door wearing fabulous Katharine Hepburn pants and trying to talk to you.

The weight given to mobility is indeed interesting. We need more animal transport.

I got 24. Katie, you're a really good person!

John said...

I just took the quiz and as a granola-crunching housebound vegetarian I am able to live in just one world!

At the next party we'll be showing up in my pimped out buggy.

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