Take this quiz to see how sustainable your lifestyle is in terms of acreage needed to support it. The average US citizen uses the equivalent of 24 acres. The quiz says I use 12 but I think it’d be less than that; a confirmed minimalist, my wardrobe is 90% recycled (for example). If I went from strict vegetarian to a vegan diet, it’d lower by one acre. If I rode my bike to work (totally doable, no excuse except that I don’t have a bike but I can borrow one), my mobility score would be zero. Our house is 1,700 sq ft…I think we need an earthship. Nearly 5 acres for housing is atrocious.
TOTAL FOOTPRINT 12
What’s your environmental load? How can you reduce it?
Ideally, no one should score more than 4 acres.