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All of the material on this page was written specifically for Skidmore College. It would be very simple to modify it for your own campus. Both the Eco-rating Quiz and the Eco-rating Quiz Scoring Sheet are available as Adobe® Acrobat® PDF®'s. A free copy of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® is available by clicking on the link.

 

THE SKIDMORE COLLEGE STUDENT ECO-RATING QUIZ

by Karin B. Kirk

CIRCLE YOUR ANSWERS

Energy Use         


____ 1. Do you have a car?   Yes   No

____ 2. On an average, how many miles a week do you drive?

                    0-25      25 - 50      50 - 100      Over 100

____ 3. What is the gas mileage of your car?

                  Don't know      Less than 10      10-17      18-25      26-32      Greater than 32

____ 4. Do you ever car pool?     Yes      No

____ 5. Do you ever take the bus?

                   Yes      No      Don't like talking to the bus driver.      Afraid I might see someone I know.

____ 6. How many hours a day is your computer on?

                   Zero (don't have one)      1-4      5-9      10-14      15-24

____ 7. How many hours a day is your TV on?

                  Zero (don't have one)      1-4      5-9      10-14      15-34

____ 8. How many hours a day is your stereo on?

                  Zero (don't have one)      1-4      5-9      10-14      15-24

____ 9a. Do you turn your lights off when you leave the room?      Yes      No

____ 9b. When you leave the shower/bathroom?      Yes      No

____ 10. How many loads of laundry do you do each week?      0-1      2      3      4 or more

____ 11. Which cycle uses the least amount of energy?

                  Permanent press      Delicates      Bright colors      Whites and colors

____ 12. Which uses more energy, a five minute shower or 12 hours of computer use?      Shower      Computer

____ 13. What source(s) of energy does Skidmore College use for heating?

                  Hydroelectric      Biomass      Nuclear      Steam      Coal      Natural gas      

                       Fuel oil      Solar      Wind          Geothermal    

Garbage


____ 14. Do you recycle:

                  Always, even if it's out of my way      Usually, if it's convenient      Not usually      Never

____ 15. Is a yogurt cup labeled #2 recyclable at Skidmore?      Yes      No      In Saratoga County?      Yes      No

____ 16. Is a green glass bottle recyclable at Skidmore?      Yes      No             In Saratoga County?      Yes      No

____ 17. Are pizza boxes recyclable at Skidmore?  Yes     No   Only if clean     In Saratoga County?      Yes      No

____ 18. How about batteries?   At Skidmore?      Yes      No                          In Saratoga County?      Yes      No

____ 19. How much trash do you create in one week?

                  Less than one garbage can      One or two cans full      More than two cans

Water Use


____ 20. Do you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or washing your face?      Yes      No

____ 21. How long are your daily showers? (If you take two showers per day, add the times. If you shower every
other day, divide the number in half.)

                   5 minutes or less      5-10 minutes      10-15 minutes      More than 15 minutes

____ 22. Do you know where your drinking water comes from?

                  The faucet      Hudson River      Sacandaga Reservoir      Loughberry Lake      Saratoga Lake

                  Geyser Crest well field      Bog Meadow Brook      Pacific Ocean      Owens Valley

____ 23. How much water does it take to make one pound of beef?

                   100 gallons      500 gallons      1000 gallons      More than 1000 gallons

____ 24. What is the biggest use of water at Skidmore?

                  Drinking      Faucets      Laundry      Toilets      Showers      Cooking      Swimming

____ 25. What is the biggest use of water in the US?

                  Drinking      Faucets      Laundry      Toilets      Showers      Cooking      Swimming

              Manufacturing      Farming      Car washing      Lawns and golf courses     

Food


____ 26. Are you:      Vegan      Vegetarian      Don't eat meat often      Gotta have meat!

____ 27. When you need a cup of coffee, do you

                Use your reusable mug      Use a Styrofoam or paper cup      Skip it altogether

Miscellaneous

____ 28. Circle the activities you do during a typical weekend.

                   Homework/library      Drive to Boston or other city      Go to the mall

                   Go camping/skiing/mt. biking      Go for a hike in North Woods

____ 29. Can you compost on campus?      Yes      No      What's compost?

______ Total Score


Eco-Score = 0 - 75 "Tree Hugger!"      76 - 125 take some ES courses      126 - 200 typical American

 

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The Eco-rating Quiz Scoring Sheet

Karin B. Kirk

(The point values are in bold in parentheses after the answer.)

____ 1. Do you have a car?   Yes (5)  No (0)

____ 2. On an average, how many miles a week do you drive?

                    0-25 (0)      25 - 50 (2)     50 - 100 (4)     Over 100 (6)

____ 3. What is the gas mileage of your car?

                  Don't know (5)  Less than 10 (8)  10-17 (6)   18-25 (4)   26-32 (2)  Greater than 32 (0)

____ 4. Do you ever car pool?     Yes (0)     No (5)

____ 5. Do you ever take the bus?

                   Yes (0)  No (5)  Don't like talking to the bus driver (10)  Afraid I might see someone I know (15)

____ 6. How many hours a day is your computer on?

                   Zero (don't have one) (0)   1-4 (1)   5-9 (2)   10-14 (3)   15-24 (4)

____ 7. How many hours a day is your TV on?

                   Zero (don't have one) (0)   1-4 (1)   5-9 (2)   10-14 (3)    15-34 (4)

____ 8. How many hours a day is your stereo on. 

                   Zero (don't have one) (0)   1-4 (1)   5-9 (2)   10-14 (3)      15-24 (4)

____ 9a. Do you turn your lights off when you leave the room?      Yes (0)      No (5)

____ 9b. When you leave the shower/bathroom?      Yes (0)      No (5)

____ 10. How many loads of laundry do you do each week?    0-1 (0)   2 (2)   3 (4)   4 or more (6)

____ 11. Which cycle uses the least amount of energy?

                  Permanent press (2)   Delicates (4)   Bright colors (0)    Whites and colors (6)

____ 12. Which uses more energy, a five minute shower or 12 hours of computer use?   Shower (0)  Computer (5)


____ 13. What source(s) of energy does Skidmore College use for heating?

                  Hydroelectric (5)   Biomass (5)   Nuclear (5)   Steam (5)   Coal (5)   Natural gas (0)

                       Fuel Oil (5)    Solar (5)     Wind (5)   Geothermal (5)   

Garbage

____ 14. Do you recycle:

                  Always, even if it's out of my way (0)  Usually, if it's convenient (2)  Not usually (4)  Never (10)

____ 15. Is a yogurt cup labeled #2 recyclable at Skidmore?  Yes (5)  No (0)  In Saratoga County?  Yes (5)  No (0)

____ 16. Is a green glass bottle recyclable at Skidmore?  Yes (0)  No (5)    In Saratoga County?  Yes (0) No (5)

____ 17. Are pizza boxes recyclable at Skidmore?    Yes (5)    No (5)    Only if clean (0) 

                                    In Saratoga County?    Yes (5)     No (5)    Only if clean (0)

____ 18. How about batteries? At Skidmore?   Yes (0)     No (5)     In Saratoga County?   Yes (0)     No (5)

____ 19. How much trash do you create in one week?

                  Less than one garbage can (0)     One or two cans full (2)     More than two cans (4)

Water Use


____ 20. Do you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or washing your face?  Yes (5)   No (0)


____ 21. How long are your daily showers? (If you take two showers per day, add the times. If you shower
every other day, divide the number in half.)

                   5 minutes or less (0)  5-10 minutes (5)  10-15 minutes (10)   More than 15 minutes (15)

____ 22. Do you know where your drinking water comes from?

                  The faucet (5) Hudson River (5) Sacandaga Reservoir (5) Loughberry Lake (0) Saratoga Lake (5)

                  Geyser Crest well field (5)  Bog Meadow Brook (5)  Pacific Ocean (5)  Owens Valley (5)

____ 23. How much water does it take to make one pound of beef?

                  100 gallons (5)  500 gallons (5)  1000 gallons (5)  More than 1000 gallons (5)

____ 24. What is the biggest use of water at Skidmore?

                  Drinking (2)  Faucets (2)  Laundry (2)  Toilets (0)  Showers (0)  Cooking (2)  Swimming (2)

____ 25. What is the biggest use of water in the US?

                  Drinking (5)  Faucets (5)  Laundry (5)  Toilets (5)  Showers (5)  Cooking (5)  Swimming (5)

                  Manufacturing (0)  Farming (0)  Car washing (5)  Lawns and golf courses (5)  Food (5)

____ 26. Are you:  Vegan (0)  Vegetarian (2)  Don't eat meat often (4)  Gotta have meat! (6)

____ 27. When you need a cup of coffee, do you

                  Use your reusable mug (0)  Use a Styrofoam or paper cup (5)   Skip it altogether (0)

Miscellaneous

____ 28. Circle the activities you do during a typical weekend.

                  Homework/library (0)   Drive to Boston or other city (10)   Go to the mall (5)

                  Go camping/skiing/mt. biking (5)     Go for a hike in North Woods (0)

____ 29. Can you compost on campus?   Yes (0)   No (5)    What's compost? (10)

 

Eco-Score = 0 - 75 "Tree Hugger!"      76 - 125 take some ES courses      126 - 200 typical American

Eco-rating Quiz

This Life Style Quiz Scoring Sheet is available as an Adobe® Acrobat® PDF® file by clicking on the link.

You can get a free copy of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® by clicking on the link.

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