Greener Living on the Web

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are two resources for people interested in reducing their impact on the planet.

Carbon Footprint Calculator
Complete this quiz that will ask you a series of questions about your day-to-day activities.

At the end of the quiz, you will find out your specific footprint on the earth. As you can see, WHSV Web-Producer Kitty Capelle did not fare too well. If everyone on the planet lived like her, we would need 3.9 planet Earths.

GoodGuide 
Gives you three scores that rate products on three categories Health, Environment and Society.

Another great tool with this website is the personal filter. You can choose what categories are most important to you when you make a purchase. Choices range from nutrition to human rights.

If you do a lot of shopping online, you can install the GoodGuide toolbar. It will show your personalized filters when you view products.

When you are out at a store, you can use the mobile app to scan barcodes and find out the impact on your filters.

 

Follow Web-Producer Kitty Capelle on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.

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