Earth911 Quiz #90: The Carbon Footprint of Everyday Shopping Choices

Everything we do, from breathing and eating to shopping and enjoying a streamed video carries a carbon footprint. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, humans have spewed 2.4 trillion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, raising average global temperatures by about 1° C (2° F) over that time. Do you know how much CO2 your everyday shopping decisions contribute to global warming? Test your knowledge in this Earth911 Quiz.


Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize earth-friendly products and services. Through your daily choices — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can make a positive difference.

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