Greendex Calculator

The following is the subset of questions from the full Greendex survey that, statistically, most accurately predict one's full Greendex score. Please note that the full Greendex survey scores are based on a much larger set of questions. By answering all of the questions below, however, we can closely approximate what your Greendex score would be if you were to take the full survey.

First are some questions about food you may or may not consume.

1. How often, if at all, do you consume each of the following types of food and beverages?

Never Less than once a month Once or twice per month Once per week Several times per week Daily
a) Imported foods
b) Locally grown foods (e.g. from your province/state or region)
c) Chicken
d) Beef
e) Fish and seafood
f) Fruits and vegetables
g) Food you grow yourself
h) Bottled water

Next we would like to ask you some questions about your household and primary residence.

3. Does your primary residence have any of the following features? Please select all that apply.

4. Please indicate if the following change to your residence has been made in the past year.

Made in past 1 year Planned for the next 1 year Not made or planned
a) Installed solar panels to heat water

5. Does your household purchase electricity from your utility that is specifically sold as "green" or generated from renewable sources like wind?


6. In total, how many of the following are owned, rented, or leased by members of your household?

Next are some questions about transportation and how you get around.

7. Please indicate how often, if at all, you use each of the following forms of transportation on average.

Never Once a year or less A few times per year At least once a month At least once a week Every day or most days
a) Driving alone in a car or truck
b) Public transportation (for example on buses, trains, subways, streetcars, or trams)
c) Airplanes

8. Other than during work hours as part of your job, do you personally drive any of the following?

Yes, I drive
a) Minivan or SUV
b) Truck or full-size van

9. Please indicate the approximate number of miles that you personally have driven the following in the past year.

10. Please indicate whether your household contains any of the following, or if you intend to acquire any of the following within the next year.

  1. 1. Yes, your household currently contains one
  2. 2. Does not contain, but you intend to acquire one in the next year
  3. 3. No, does not contain and you do not intend to acquire one in the next year
1 2 3
a) An energy-saving television labeled as more efficient than others, using such logos as the "Energy Star"
b) An especially fuel-efficient vehicle, such as one with a hybrid engine or alternative fuel engine

11. Please indicate how often you do each of the following things. Please use the scale provided where 1 means "never," 3 means "sometimes," and 5 means "all of the time."

1 2 3 4 5

12. Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means that you "strongly disagree" and 5 means that you "strongly agree" with the statement.

1 2 3 4 5

13. Please indicate the number of people living in your household in each of the following age groups, including yourself:

Age group Number of household members
5 and under
6 to 12
13 to 17
18 or older


Your Total:

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Learn how to raise your Greendex number by making some simple and affordable changes in your life. Visit Green Guide for more information.

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