Are You Living a Natural Lifestyle?

By: Steven Miller

Are You Living a Natural Lifestyle?
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About This Quiz

Natural living comprises the basic tenets of reducing toxins, stewarding the environment, reducing consumption, and seeking alternative products that are more natural. Take this quiz to determine how well you are living a natural lifestyle.
How often do you cook from scratch?
All the time
Most of the time
Some of the time
Hardly ever

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How regularly do you consume whole foods?
Hardly ever
Sometimes
Most of the time
All the time

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How often do you use essential oils for housecleaning tasks?
Most of the time
Some of the time
All the time
Hardly ever

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Have you ever made your own soap, shampoo, or cleaner?
I do it all the time.
I have done it once or twice.
I have never done it.
I do it most of the time.

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How often do you use disposable items?
Quite often
Pretty rarely
All the time
Hardly ever

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How often do you use reusable items?
Hardly ever
All the time
Some of the time
Most of the time

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How much does the amount of packaging for an item influence your decision to buy it?
It's a huge part of my decision.
It's a significant part of my decision.
It's not a big part of my decision.
Not at all.

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How often do you shop at a thrift store?
Hardly ever
Sometimes
Somewhat regularly
Very regularly

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How often do you bring your own bags to the grocery store?
Most of the time
Sometimes
All the time
Never

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How often do you recycle?
All the time
Some of the time
Hardly ever
Most of the time

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How often do you compost organic waste?
Some of the time
Most of the time
Never
All the time

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How often do you attend a farmer's market?
Hardly ever
All the time
Some of the time
Most of the time

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How regularly would you say you waste food?
Hardly ever
It's pretty rare.
It happens somewhat regularly.
Often

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How regularly do you buy organic food?
Hardly ever
Occasionally
Most of the time
All the time

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How much of your own food do you grow yourself?
Most of it
Some of it
All of it
None of it

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Do you participate in a co-op?
Yes, very regularly
Yes, I go occasionally.
Not at all
Yes, I shop there somewhat regularly.

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Do you participate in a CSA?
I have thought about it.
I have participated from time to time.
Not at all.
Yes, I am a regular member of a CSA.

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Have you ever sold or given away a natural product you produced?
Never
I do this very regularly.
I have thought about doing this.
I have done this from time to time.

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How regularly do you plan your meals based on what is in season?
All the time
Most of the time
Some of the time
Hardly ever

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How often do you use herbs as natural remedies?
Never
Some of the time
Most of the time
Very regularly

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How regularly do you use natural supplements?
Most of the time
Some of the time
Very regularly
Hardly ever

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How regularly do you use essential oils for healing?
Very regularly
Once in a while
Never
Somewhat regularly

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How well would you say you sleep?
I struggle with sleep a bit.
I get regular, restful sleep most of the time.
I struggle a lot with sleep.
I sleep very well.

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How much would you say you exercise?
Hardly ever
I exercise a lot.
I get some exercise, but I could use more.
I get a decent amount of exercise.

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How much does your lifestyle consume fossil fuels?
I keep it to an absolute minimum.
I have taken steps to cut down on my dependence.
I use an average amount.
I use a large amount of fossil fuels.

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How much are renewable energy sources a part of your life?
Not at all
It is a small part of my life.
It is a moderate part of my life.
It is a large part of my life.

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How often do you plan trips to include multiple stops in an efficient route?
Most of the time
Some of the time
All the time
Hardly ever

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Does a company's environmental practices influence your purchase?
It has a huge influence.
It has some influence.
None at all
It has a significant influence.

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How involved are you in organizations dedicated to environmental stewardship?
Slightly involved
Somewhat involved
Not involved
Substantially involved

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How much does a politician's environmental protection policies influence your decision?
No influence at all
They have to be a environmental champion to get my vote.
It's a small part of a bigger picture.
It has a significant influence on my decision.

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