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Article by Tom Trent:

How Big is Your Footprint?
The impact of our lifestyles on the Earth

We're not talking shoe size here...rather, the impact of our lifestyles on the Earth. Each of us makes choices (consciously or not) about the way we live that, taken collectively, are defining the future for life on this planet. If you would like to check out your own ecological footprint, go to and take the quiz. It is interesting and thought-provoking.

The quiz measures four categories of footprint: Carbon (home energy and transportation); Food; Housing; and Goods and Services. From the answers you give, the quiz calculates a sustainability index that is graphically shown by how many planet Earths it would take if everyone lived like you.

There are also suggestions on how you can live a more sustainable lifestyle. If you would like a free consultation about changes that can be made to your home or office to "green it up", I would be happy to talk about some specifics with you.

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