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How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint?

For anyone curious about how their everyday actions may be hurting the planet.

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Before the quiz begins, WTF is a carbon footprint anyway?

Merriam Webster defines it as:

"The amount of greenhouse gases and specifically carbon dioxide emitted by something (as a person's activities or a product's manufacture and transport) during a given period."

The aforementioned things that emit these greenhouse gasses are ingrained in our everyday life — cars, planes, air-conditioning, the food we eat, and so on — and are often hard to part with. But it's worth it for the planet.

Now let's see how your carbon footprint is!

  1. Correct
    Incorrect
    Car
    Car
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Train
    Train
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bus
    Bus
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ferry
    Ferry
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bike
    Bike
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Subway
    Subway
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Boat
    Boat
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Walk
    Walk
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Other
    Other
  2. Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
  3. Correct
    Incorrect
    CFL Bulbs
    CFL Bulbs
    Correct
    Incorrect
    LED Bulbs
    LED Bulbs
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Doesn't Matter
    Doesn't Matter
  4. Correct
    Incorrect
    Compact
    Via chevrolet.com
    Compact
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mid-size
    Via Getty
    Mid-size
    Via Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Electric/Hybrid
    Via toyota.com
    Electric/Hybrid
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Minivan
    Via Getty
    Minivan
    Via Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Pickup Truck
    Via Getty
    Pickup Truck
    Via Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    SUV
    Via ford.com
    SUV
    Via ford.com
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Sports Car
    Via chevrolet.com
    Sports Car
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Old Clunker
    Via Getty
    Old Clunker
    Via Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
  5. Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
  6. Correct
    Incorrect
    Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Disposable Plates/Other
    Via Getty
    Disposable Plates/Other
    Via Getty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hand-Wash
    Hand-Wash
  7. Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
  8. Correct
    Incorrect
    Cold Beverages
    Cold Beverages
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Fans
    Fans
    Correct
    Incorrect
    A/C
    A/C
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Ice Packs
    Ice Packs
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Wear Light Clothes
    Wear Light Clothes
    Correct
    Incorrect
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Carbon footprint information sourced from the EPA's website.

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