"I feel very strongly about the impact this instrument can make upon individuals,
colleges, our country, and the world."
Director of The Sustainability Initiative, Nicolet College
Are you an Eco-Titan, an Eco-Tyrannosaurus rex, or perhaps an Eco-Slowpoke?
Did you know that if you were to make all the "right" environmental choices during your next trip to the supermarket, the
benefits to the earth could be wiped out by the mere act of your driving one mile to and from the store in a poorly tuned,
gas guzzling car with a cold engine and underinflated tires? You may faithfully put your newspapers, bottles, plastics and
aluminum at the curb for recycling. But, when it comes right down to it, just how well - or badly - do your daily activities
at home, or on the job and in between affect the environment? EarthScore offers today's environmentally conscious
reader an opportunity to quantify their Energy use, Water use, Transportation, Consumerism, Toxics,
Waste and Recycling, Environmental Advocacy, Respect for the Land, Livelihood, and Family
Planning. By analyzing 107 questions EarthScore tallies Impact Points, which assess one's impact on the environment;
counts Action Points, measuring positive contributions, and provides a score and rating on your own personal chart. Each section
also lists resources, tips and suggestions which, if investigated will increase your ability to be more earth gentle.
"If you're trying to live a little greener, and you're not
sure how you're doing, you need EarthScore. This interactive guide is designed to help you analyze your lifestyle and the
demands you make on the planet."
National Wildlife Federation
"We are grateful for this practical resource."
Sisters of Mercy Chicago Regional Community
"This book brings us face-to-face with the reality that the earth's good health begins
and ends with us."
Audubon Naturalist Society