Posts Tagged ‘american public media’

 

Earth 2.0

Posted by alison on May 1st, 2008

New green wall in the GlobalGiving office, courtesy of my subpar quality camera phone.We’re big fans of green – the color and the lifestyle – at GlobalGiving, which is evidenced by our new bright green wall in our construction-laden headquarters.

It started off by being able to calculate your carbon footprint, and now in the trend of calulating your “green-ness”, you can find out if you are living a sustainable life.

This amusing quiz asks, “What would the world look like if everyone lived like me?”

I, for one, have often wondered that. 

If everyone lived like me, there wouldn’t be annoying commuters on the metro, milk and Hershey’s chocolate syrup would always be stocked in the fridge, Trident cinnamon gum would come out of retirement, and the Red Sox would be on regular TV, not just in the New England media market.

On the other hand, classic art would consist of hand-drawn stick figures and dishes would pile up in sinks around the world.

But that’s not what this quiz measures.  This quiz examines your lifestyle by your home, fuel consumption, trash production, use of public and personal transportation, what you eat and what you buy. 

Almost as fun as fun as making your Mii, you create a character to represent yourself, choose your location and you’re off to the races! 

Find out how many planets it would take to support your lifestyle.