We've all heard a lot about sustainability, carbon footprints, and greening our lifestyles, but have you ever actually calculated how many resources your lifestyle requires? If you're curious, do as I did and play Consumer Consequences. This easy-to-use, fun platform seems more like a game than a survey, and at the end you'll know how many planets would be needed to support your habits. In my case it was 2.1 — which is a lot, but still a lot lower than the American average!
After you play the game, let me know what your results were by commenting below, and also leave suggestions about how you might change your habits to reduce your score. My biggest offenses seem to be diet-related: I eat meat, drink coffee daily, and drink wine nightly. Oh boy — I don't know if I can compromise much on those last two.