Checking Your Green Credentials – and Learning How to Do Better!July 24th, 2011 | Posted by in Uncategorized
One little personal sustainability tool that we here at Green Depot are fond of is Practically Green’s green quiz. We’re sure that a lot of folks who are interested in how to boost their “green credentials” have taken sustainability lifestyle tests before – whether about your carbon footprint, or your water consumption, or you energy and fuel usage.
Practically Green takes sustainability quizzing in another direction, though, to not only provide an evaluation of your sustainability efforts (or perhaps lack of effort, as it were). The site takes your results and turns them into both a tool to help you find resources to do more, and to use those new tools as a way to engage with others using social media, to help them boost their sustainability credentials. It’s a five-minute green quiz, bundled together with a web 2.0 sensibility.
As Practically Green’s website says, their tools help you to figure out better what you’re doing, and what more you could be doing. PG is a resource providing an assessment of your lifestyle in the areas of energy, health, “stuff”, and water; customizable suggestions for further actions; a robust interactive database of effective environmental actions and products; a social network; and ultimately a practical way for anybody to live more sustainably.
Click the link below to visit PG and take the quiz! And don’t be discouraged if your results don’t come back as “superbly green.” Despite all my efforts, I only scored a 7 out of 10.