Deciding I wanted to find out for myself how eco-friendly my lifestyle really was I searched for a site that would calculate just that. This is the internet after all, there's gotta be something like that out there, and, of course, there was! I came across the Global Footprint Eco Calculator , a simple but detailed questionnaire. To be honest, I started the quiz with smug anticipation of a high score. Nope! Not so much. Whoops! My results are below.
Awareness of how daily habits and choices impacted both ourselves and our environment was not something I always thought about, or cared about. As I got older, slipped out of my egotistical 20s, somewhere I began questioning which everyday products were filled with ingredients harmful to us and to our environment. Soap was the first on my list.
Saving our earth should not be just a cause. Sustainability is not just a buzz word. Sustainability is a way a of life. A way of life that clashed with our ‘reality’ - as we knew it. Fast-paced, harried lives gave rise to modern conveniences in the form of single use everything. Plastic everything. Convenience became the cornerstone to the successful modern American life. Now, it is dire that sustainable living become the cornerstone of the successful modern American life.