How environmentally friendly are you?
Are you green? Do you like being environmentally friendly or could you do with some green tips? Take our quiz to find out. Image Courtesy: Hannah Ruth Chauncey @art.swg.co.za
1. When it comes to recycling, you:
a) Always make sure to do it!
b) Do it if you remember.
c) Never do it.
2. You have a dress you no longer like. What do you do with it?
a) Cut it up into shorts.
b) Donate it to hospice.
c) Throw it away.
3. When taking showers, yours usually last:
a)Ten minutes tops.
b) Between ten and twenty minutes, with longer ones usually being in winter.
c) As long as possible.
4. You and your friend want to go to a nearby shopping centre that’s in your area. You:
a) Ride your bicycle.
b) Might walk if you feel like the exercise.
c)Take your car.
5. You’re bored with your clothes and want something new. You’re most likely to:
a) Shop at a vintage store for something creative and quirky.
b) First check what you have in your wardrobe and make a list of what you really need.
c) Hit the shops for something cool.
1. a1 b2 c3
2. a1 b2 c3
3. a1 b2 c3
4. a1 b2 c3
5. a1 b2 c3
You follow an eco lifestyle and you make it look glamorous! For instance, when you wear vintage gear that can be so trendy, or when you ride your bicycle instead of taking your car. The cool thing is that you try to find green things you can do every day, even when it comes to committing to shorter showers, because you know that it’s the small things that really make a difference. Nice one, green girl.
Get in the green habit
Although you seem to follow some eco-loving rules, there are some extra things you can do to make yourself even greener! Try to stop using your car for nearby trips even if you are lazy to walk, and stick to a recycling plan so that you don’t forget to do it. The key is to turn all your good green deeds into a habit so that you stick to them and green living becomes a lifestyle.
Get on the green bandwagon
With all the pressure on our eco-systems and planet, it’s vital that we all start living greener. This can feel overwhelming at first, but it’s really easy once you get into a greener state of mind. For starters, start cutting down your daily showers and resolve to switch off appliances and lights when they’re not in use. Try to get out of the habit of throwing things away – rather think of what other uses they can offer you. For instance, clothing you don’t like could be turned into something else, empty milk bottles can be used as vases, and so on. Think out the box and get creative!