Do you sweat when you work out? Do you sweat when you think of our planet's future? Well, whether you spend hours at the gym, run marathons, or go for quick power walks, this is the quiz for you. You might learn a thing or two about burning calories instead of carbon.
(Hate quizzes? Skip straight to the answers.)
How do you get to your gym?
I walk/jog/ride a bike
I take public transit
I drive 'cause it's too far away
I work out at home
My gym is the great outdoors
is one of your best friends
hasn't been ridden since the Carter administration
Bike? Don't have one
You're feeling the burn and need to quench your thirst. You reach for:
a can of soda
a plastic bottle of water from the store or vending machine. (But swear you'll recycle it when you're done!)
a reusable beverage container
Your friend just started the Atkins diet and brags to you about losing three pounds over the past two weeks. Meanwhile, she's wolfing down a chicken leg while grilling burgers. You get a queasy feeling because you know that livestock accounts for about ___ percent of all greenhouse gas emissions from humans.
A green gym in Portland, Oregon, uses power generated by its exercise bikes. whose combined average energy output is 200 watts, enough to...
Power a TV screen
Power a stereo
Power a stereo, TV screen, and computer
What percentage of personal trips (errands to the grocery store, bank, post office, etc.) are two miles or less, which can be part of a personal workout regimen?
Your favorite sneakers are torn and frayed. You don't want to throw them in the trash, but these shoes are way too run-down for the thrift shop. What do you do?
Bury them in the backyard
Hold your nose, throw them in the trash, and pray for forgiveness
Google "Nike Grind"
"Talc," "Phthalates," and "Glycol" are:
Minor Roman deities
Ingredients for a fabulous crème brûlée
Words used at the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Some of the not-so-nice chemicals found in standard antiperspirants
How would you describe your usual energy bar?
Calories are calories, right?
I stick with organic energy bars
I make my own bars using organic ingredients
After exercising and showering, you notice you're running low on clean workout clothes and it's time to do a load. After washing them, you air dry them because you know that in a typical American household, dryers account for about ___ percent of total electricity usage: