SustainAbility Quiz

How sustainable are you? Take this fun quiz to see what areas you are thriving in, and where you can improve.

Get a special badge to match your level of growth from sapling to a tree bearing fruit, and receive specific sustainability action steps to take to continue to grow.

Defining sustainability

What does sustainability mean to you?


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More is better
Make do with less

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Made to be replaced
Made to last

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A product or thing that has a single-use
A product or thing that has multiple uses

Defining sustainability

Which group of words best represents your idea of personal sustainability?


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Flourishing, Simplifying, Supporting the Earth
Suffering, Sacrificing, Doing without

Defining sustainability

What does the term stakeholder mean to you?


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Someone that has a place at the decision-making table.
Someone that should have a stake at the decision-making table but does not.

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Someone whose concerns do not matter.
Someone whose concerns matter.

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Someone who is affected by outcomes, both positive and negative.
Someone is not affected by outcomes, either positively or negatively.

Your Sustainability Values

Which ideas below are important to you and drive your decision-making?

Use the up/down arrows to order the list from most to least important.
  1. Avoiding the use of harsh chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides outdoors
  2. Supporting my community of farmers and craft makers
  3. Conserving water
  4. Eating fresh healthy foods
  5. Lowering my expenses
  6. Shopping at locally-owned business
  7. Staying fit and active
  8. Saving money

Your Sustainability Values

How challenging is it to modify...

How hard is it to modify your habits, when you know it’s important to do?










Easy
Somewhat difficult
Neutral
Difficult
Impossible
Rate your ability to embrace change? (Use the profiles below to determine your choice)










Early adopter
(I was the first to have an iPhone, video post on TikTok, and use Uber)
Second adopter
(I wait to see what technologies have caught on and then commit to using them.)
Neutral
(I'm not sure)
Begrudging adopter
(I (finally) get what people are talking about with Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and, I now have my own account.)
New adoption-resister
(I don’t see what all the fuss is about. The old way is the best way. Technology just complicates things.)
Assess the following statement for yourself: "I am willing to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies."










Completely Willing
Somewhat Willing
Neutral
Somewhat Unwilling
Completely Unwilling

Impacting

How do you get to and from work?

Pick the mode you rely on:

Impacting

Do you know the type of energy your utility supplies to your home?

Impacting

Do you rent or own your home?


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Rent
Own

Impacting

What kind of meat do you prefer to eat?

Impacting

Do you know what the majority of your clothing is made from?

Pick from the materials below:
Cotton
Wool
Oil
Wood
Gas
Jute
Petroleum
Hemp
Bamboo

Impacting

Which types of plastic are biodegradable?

Check all that apply.
All of the below
#1: PET/PETE Water & beverage bottles, usually clear.
#2: HDPE Sturdy bottles for cosmetics and cleaners, milk jugs, etc.
#3: PVC Shower curtains, cooking oil bottles, etc
#4: LDPE Bread wrapping, shopping bags, frozen food bags, etc.
#5: PP Yogurt containers, Cereal liners, disposable utensils, diapers, etc.
#6: PS Styrofoam, disposable drinking cups, egg cartons, etc.
#7: Others Baby bottles, medical equipment, lids, etc.
None of the above

Impacting

What does your lawn/garden/yard look like?

Impacting

In what ways do you consider your water use?

Do you limit your showers to no more than five minutes?






Always
Sometimes
Never
Do you turn off the tap when not directly using water? (e.g. brushing teeth)






Always
Sometimes
Never
Do you use water-efficient appliances? (toilets, dishwashers, showerheads, etc)






Everywhere
Some places
Never

Impacting

Which of the below categories do you think you can affect the most change personally?

Use the up/down arrows to order the list from most to least important.
  1. Energy Choices
  2. Food Choices
  3. Home Decisions
  4. Product Purchase Choices
  5. Lawn & Garden Decisions
  6. Transportation Choices
  7. Trash Decisions
  8. Water Choices

Owning / Sharing

Do you Share, Rent or Own?

What is your default preference when it comes to making the following decisions?
(select share, rent-lease, or own for each purchasing category)
Automobile






Share
Rent-Lease
Own
Clothing






Share
Rent-Lease
Own
Furniture






Share
Rent-Lease
Own
Home Appliances and Power Tools






Share
Rent-Lease
Own
Recreational gear






Share
Rent-Lease
Own
Toys






Share
Rent-Lease
Own

Empowerment and Action

Which best fit your personality?

Pick one from each of the following pairs:

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Do you prefer to take action before making a plan?
Do you prefer to make a plan before taking any actions?

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Do you write down future goals for yourself?
Do you assess what you’ve accomplished in hindsight?

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Do you write To Do and Checklists and mark off tasks after completing them?
Do you make mental notes of what you need to get accomplished?

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Do you share with others what you want to achieve and have achieved?
Do you keep your personal goals and achievements to yourself?

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Do you track your progress to your goal(s)?
Do you trust that progress has been made?