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The Green Life: Quiz: What's Your Eco Personality Type?

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December 10, 2012

Quiz: What's Your Eco Personality Type?

Environmental DiversityFrom exploration to activism, to innovation, there are many ways to show your love for the planet. The question is, which cause inspires you the most? Take our short quiz, and you might find your answer. 

What's Your Eco Personality Type?

1.) When hiking are you more likely to:

a. Scribble notes on my experiences and surroundings. 

b. Snap photo after photo of the surrounding landscape.

c. Marvel over the lakes and streams and how they connect to the ocean waters.

d. Ponder how to bring nature back to our big cities. 

e. Find inspiration for my next invention.

2.) Where would your vacation dream spot be?

a. Hiking an epic trail, testing my endurance and wilderness skills.

b. Anywhere my camera takes me, majestic landscapes are all over the world after all.

c. On a boat or a beach, the ocean is where I feel the most relaxed.

d. Big cities and urban areas are where I feel at home.  

e. A green technology conference, where I can gain and share knowledge.


3.) When traveling, what’s one thing you can’t do without?

a. A notebook

b. A camera

c. A wetsuit

d. My family

e. My laptop


4.) What are you most passionate about?

a. Journaling every detail of what I see around me.

b. Photographing the beauty of the natural world so everyone can enjoy its wonder.

c. Exploring the mysteries found in the depths of the ocean.

d. The creation and support of green jobs in urban areas. 

e. Solving problems through technological innovation.


5.) What was your favorite class in high school?

a. English

b. Art

c. Biology

d. Economics

e. Computer Science


6.) How do you show your support for the environment?

a. I write about it.

b. I photograph it. 

c. I explore it. 

d. I create green jobs. 

e. I build things that make us more sustainable.


7.) What book would you pick up at the library?

a. John Muir: Nature Writing

b. Ansel Adams: Classic Images

c. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

d. Natural Capitalism

e. What Technology Wants


How you scored: 

Mostly a:

Cheryl Strayed would be your environmental match. Just like Cheryl you enjoy writing about the natural world just as much as exploring it. Whether you are traveling across the United States or hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, you can't help but share your story with the world by writing about it. 

Mostly b: 

Say hello to James Balog, your fellow photo lover. Just like James, you can't help but photograph the natural beauty around you. But it's not just the beauty that you're looking for but the story behind it, whether it be climate change or endangered wildlife, you strive to expose the ever changing qualities of natural world.

Mostly c:

Exploring the oceans are your thing, so you would love hanging with Sylvia Earle. Just like Her Deepness, you can't help but be amazed by the mysteries of the big blue so being an oceanographer might be right up your alley. 

Mostly d: 

You want to be on the forefront of the green jobs movement, just like Omar Freilla. Just because you love the city, doesn't mean you don't want to protect the environment. Join Freilla in the efforts to bring green co-ops to urban areas and you'll be aiding the environment and making city life more sustainable. 

Mostly e:

You believe that we can make our existing technology more efficient and that we can create new inventions that will fix environmental problems. You are inspired by people like Eden Full, who is bringing improved solar technology to the developing world, Dr. Leonard Tender, who built a mud-powered robot, and Christian Belady, who improved the energy efficiency of data centers.


--Jess Krager

--Photo courtesy of iStock/arquiplay77

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