You will have heard about the current climate change crisis, thanks to youth activists such as Greta Thunberg.
If you haven’t, climate change refers to global warming and other negative impacts on the environment caused by greenhouse gasses, carbon emissions, pollution, deforestation and the destruction of marine systems.
Unnecessary plastic use also falls under this umbrella, as landfills are filled to the brim today and plastic is even making its way into our water.
Many schools and universities today are striving to be more environment-friendly, not just in their day-to-day practices, such as using solar panelling and recycling, but also in educating students on how to be more eco-conscious.
Unfortunately, a significant portion of the population don’t feel it is their responsibility to do their part for the environment, or find it difficult to change their habits.
Truth is, it’s not difficult once you put your mind to it, taking mindful steps in your everyday habits to do your part for the environment.
As a student, you may not have thought much about being more eco-friendly, or you could be an eco-warrior.
Not sure which category you fall under? This quiz will help you determine where you stand and what you need to do to become more eco-friendly.
DISCLAIMER: This quiz is not meant to shame you, but rather have you take a look at your own habits and hopefully inspire you to make simple changes to your everyday routine.
So please be as honest as you can, as no one will be seeing your result except you. Remember – it’s never too late to change your ways!
Which of the following do you do regularly to conserve energy?
How often do you recycle?
Do you often find yourself sharing eco-friendly tips with others?
What do you do with used glass jars and plastic containers?
Do you separate your trash according to wet waste, plastics, paper glass, etc?
Do you turn off the lights whenever you leave a room?
Do you leave the water running when you brush your teeth?
When you dine out, do you use a plastic straw for your drink?
How do you dispose your trash?
How often do you take reusable tote bags with you when you shop?
Which of the following do you do to reduce single-use plastic?
Quiz: How eco-friendly are you as a student?
You are clearly an eco-warrior! You make conscious decisions to reduce, reuse and recycle, and you're always looking for better ways to be more eco-friendly. Keep it up and hopefully others will be inspired by your environment-friendly habits.
You know how to be eco-friendly and what needs to be done, but you could be better at implementing these habits. It can be hard to make them stick, but keep it up and soon enough you'll be an eco-warrior!
You could make some improvements in your everyday habits to be more eco-friendly. Now that you have the awareness, start making small changes such as recycling and cutting down on single-use plastic. It can be a challenge to change your habits, but you'll get there eventually.