Where do you stack up?

Based on a suggestion from Liss, I decided to visit
myfootprint.org to check the impact my choices have on the environment.
Throughout the quiz I noticed many areas in which we could improve,
although some of which are beyond our control at this point in time.

The house we live in is old and as a result poorly insulated.
Being a renter, I am not inclined to put money into someone else's house,
but I can look into insulated blinds or window quilts to help with the drafty windows.

If you click the graph you will see how I stack up against the national average.
It shows that if everyone on the planet lived the same lifestyle as us,
we would need 3.15 earths!?!? Take a look.

My food and housing footprints are by far the worst.

Lowering my food footprint may be as easy as:
  • going meatless 2x's a week instead of just one.
  • We could plant a garden next season with the new soil produced by the composter Cody constructed.
  • I also need to make a commitment to purchase in-season produce and veggies.
  • And think about the local options we have here in town, maybe even join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
I could go on and on about the things that I need to do, but I'll spare you.
There will be more opportunity to share down the road.

I am excited that seven more people signed
up to participate in the "Green" Giveaway.
You can still enter, details can be found by clicking the above link.

Below is a picture of the prizes you could win.
Green Giveaway Items

Don't forget to take your Ecological Footprint Quiz!
Feel free to share your results.


  1. i really should get started on that composter... :O

  2. Do you have photos of the composter Cody made? Either my husband or I could make one...just need some inspiration!

  3. How fascinating to discover these things. Thanks for sharing ... I've saved the link so I can take it when time permits. I'll share on my blog soon.
    Hugs and blessings,

  4. oooo! they have a show on tv about that... reducing ecological footprints. Super interesting stuff!

    ps: ya did good, don't be so hard on yourself :-)

  5. I took that quiz a while ago and the results confused me. It said that my biggest footprint was in food, and I hardly ever buy meat, I only buy organic, I don't buy processed, I buy mostly fruit/veggies .. I had no idea what else I could do!