In honor of Earth Day, I signed up to be an Earth Day Network Activist and took a quiz on this website to calculate my ecological footprint. My sister suggested the website to me. By answering questions about my eating habits, home energy usage, driving habits, and other things, I found out that if everyone lived like me we would need 4.1 Planet Earths to provide enough resources. I’m surprised that my estimate is so high, but I guess I do (for the most part) live a typical American lifestyle. Greg and my Mom did the estimate too. What’s your estimate?
To further celebrate the holiday, Greg and I visited the Earth Day Festival at the Riverside Urban Ecology Center. It was a cool building, but pretty small. While we were there I learned about an environmental group in Milwaukee that has speakers twice a month. I think I’ll check out their meetings as one of my future Green changes. Remember, every day is Earth Day.