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Calculate Your Lifestyle Material Footprint

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How much does your lifestyle weigh?
Estimate your personal material footprint by answering these simple questions.
Calculate your current personal material footprint.
2. What is the source of your
electricity and how do you use it?
9. What kind of shopping habits do you have?
a) Passive house, ground source heating, wood pellets
or waste wood

b) Gas or oil

c) Wood fuel or district heating

d) Coal or electricity
3. How is your home heated or cooled?
a) Less than 20 km

b) 20-100 km

c) 100-500 km

d) 500-1000 km

e)More than 1 000 km
5. Do you "car pool" instead of going alone in the car?
How many kilometres per week do you travel with others?
a) Fly? Why fly? I keep my feet on the ground.

b) Less than 8 hours per year

c) 8-20 hours per year

d) 20-50 hours per year

e) More than 50 hours per year
7. If you fly for leisure, how many hours do you spend on a plane in a year?
a) I only shop for essential or necessary items, and I don't do it very often.

b) I love markets and stores that sell second-hand garments and/or goods, or where repairing is possible.

c) I like to upgrade my wardrobe and my gadgets regularly and replace old goods with the latest trends.

d) Shopping is my hobby and part of
my social activities.
A Few Things You Need to Know
1. The test contains 10 questions that will
guide you through the calculation of your material footprint.
2.
Use the right button on your keyboard to
proceed to the next question.
a) Less than 20 m²/person

b) 20-30 m²/ person

c) 30-45 m²/ person

d) 40-60 m²/ person

e) more than 60 m²/person
START
4. Do you drive a car? If yes, how many kilometres do you travel alone per week?
a) Less than 20 km

b) 20-100 km

c) 100-500 km

d)500-1000 km

e) More than 1000 km
6. How many kilometres do you travel by public transport per week?
a) Less than 20 km

b) 20-100 km

c) 100-500 km

d) 500-1 000km

e) More than 1 000km
8. How many times per week do you eat meat?
a) I am vegan

b) I am a vegetarian

c) A couple of times per week

d) Every day
Results (time to count!)
Question 1


a) 1 500 kg

b) 2 000 kg

c) 3 000 kg

d) 4 000 kg

e) 6 000 kg
Question 2

a) 1 000 kg

b) 2 000 kg

c) 3 000 kg

d) 4 000 kg
Question 3

a) 500 kg

b) 2 000 kg

c) 3 000 kg

d) 9 000 kg
Question 4

a) 0 kg

b) 5 000 kg

c) 20 000 kg

d) 50 000 kg

e) 100 000 kg
Question 9

a) 2 000 kg

b) 2 000 kg

c) 4 000 kg

d) 6 000 kg


a) 0 kg

b) 1 000 kg

c) 2 000 kg

d) 4 000 kg



a) 0 kg

b) 1 000 kg

c) 5 000 kg

d) 12 000 kg

e) 25 000 kg
12 000 kg or less
FORERUNNER
Congratulations!! you are living the lifestyle of a sustainable future. Your material consumption is at or very near to a sustainable level! Keep it up and inspire others!
12 000 -25 000 kg
ADVANCED
You are making a good effort! You have made many choices that can be considered sustainable.. Be brave enough to take just a few more steps and you will be near to a sustainable level.
25 000-35 000 kg
AVERAGE
Your lifestyle footprint is average for most "industrialised" societies (except the US, which is higher). However, these societies need to reduce their material consumption. What areas do you think you can reduce your lifestyle footprint impact? Start the change today!
Total Scores (time to add)
1. How large is your home or flat? Calculate this by dividing the total living space by the total number of occupants.
a) I use electricity from renewable resources (green electricity) such as solar, wind, hydro, etc. and try my best to use energy-saving devices.

b) I use green electricity but I am not sure about the energy consumption of my devices at home.

c) I don't know the sources of my power utility provider. However, I try to use energy-saving devices as much as possible.

d) I am not aware whether my electricity being green. I have not sought out energy saving
devices specifically.
10. How sporty are you?
a) I move around, from the desk to my sofa: there are some stairs on the way - does that count?

b) I like to go walking or jogging a couple of times per week.

c) I go to the gym or fitness studio, swimming pool, or practice sports a couple of times per week.

d) I am definitely sporty. I ride my bike everywhere and (or) spend my spare time training and (or) playing sports. I like spending a couple of active holidays in a year.
3. All you need is a pen & a piece of scrap paper to mark your answers
Question 10

a) 1 000 kg

b) 500 kg

c) 2 000 kg

d) 7 000 kg
Question 5

a) 0 kg

b) 2 000 kg

c) 8 000 kg

d) 20 000 kg

e) 40 000 kg
Question 8
a) 3 000 kg

b) 5 000 kg

c) 6 000 kg

d) 8 000 kg
in collaboration with D-mat ltd.
www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu
www.d-mat.fi
Question 7
Question 6
The definitions and explanation of the calculation will be provided during the course.
Got higher scores? go to the next slide
Over 60 000 kg
BEGINNER
Total Scores (time to add)
Your lifestyle footprint is at one of the highest levels compared to your fellow citizens in other parts of the world. Here is a great opportunity for you to re-think the way you consume. Think positive; there's a lot you can do to improve. Food, housing, mobility - pick one as a starting point!
35 000-60 000 kg
AMATEUR
Your lifestyle footprint is higher than average. This suggests that your consumption patterns in terms of the food you eat, the energy you use in your home, the way you travel and the goods and services you purchase could be reviewed for more sustainable and efficient options that are already available today. There are plenty of opportunities to move toward a sustainable direction. Remember, every kilogramme matters!
This test was updated by the CSCP in 2016. It is an adaptation of the test developed by the SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 project.

More information is available at: www.sustainable-lifestyles.eu
the CSCP's website and in the material of this course
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