Protecting the planet means protecting natural resources—and that’s sure to make you happier. We’ve done the work to prove it!

We conducted the world’s first social experiment to raise awareness about the importance of renewable materials – those made of natural resources that can be replenished overtime. The results revealed that making a habit out of even minor renewable lifestyle choices that help preserve precious resources hints to greater happiness.

Do your habits make you happy? Take this short quiz to find out!

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Question 1 of 5

What's your workout must have?

Yoga mat

Water

I don’t do the gym

Playlist

Towel

Question 2 of 5

What’s your favorite way to get around?

Bicycle

Uber

Car

My feet

Train

Question 3 of 5

After a weekend of indulgence, what beverage do you reach for?

Green juice

Tea

Orange juice

Coconut water

Coffee

Question 4 of 5

Which food do you prefer to nosh on?

Chocolate

Sushi

Hamburger

Potato chips

Hummus and pita

Question 5 of 5

How often are you making a grocery run?

Daily

Weekly

I don’t cook, I order in

Once a month

Twice a week

Yoga mat

YAAAS! Your Chakra game is next level, yogi. As you strive to nail that one-handed tree pose, you’re renewing mental energy by incorporating exercise into your lifestyle. Next time you hit the gym, grab a mat made with environmentally friendly materials to keep your mind, body and the environment in balance.

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Water

Water is life. The human body is 60 percent water. Hydrating with a natural resource helps replenish and renew your physical energy. Plus, H2O is among the purest beverages requiring little to no processing to bring the product from its source to you. For on-the-go convenience, reach for water packaged in renewable materials, to stay hydrated as you sweat.

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I Don’t Do the Gym

Incorporating physical activity into your routine can boost mental health by about 50 percent and renew personal energy. Nonetheless, you’re living life #blessed and don’t need a gym to workout. Grab your bestie and harness the power of the sun to boost those endorphins.

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Playlist

Stirring lyrics can stimulate brain power while working out, helping you renew your personal energy, as you push through exertion. Music has the influence to distract people from pain and fatigue, elevate mood, increase endurance and promote metabolic efficiency. Hit play and keep moving.

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Towel

Did you know it takes approximately 2.5 gallons of water to create just a half pound of paper towels? Next time you’re working up a sweat reach for reusable cloth towels instead – you’ll be saving trees and protecting a precious natural resource.

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Bicycle

Soaking in Vitamin D + increasing your daily dose of endorphins = happy vibes. Unlike automobiles, which require non-renewable fossil fuels, cyclists are powered by pedal power. You’re using your feet instead of finite fossil fuels. Kudos!

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Uber

By hopping into your friendly neighborhood Uber as a carpool option, you’re helping reduce the number of cars on the road – hooray! Fewer vehicles on roads averts the use of excess non-renewable fossil fuels and improves your personal carbon footprint. So hit the request button.

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Car

You're in good company! You’re part of the 86 percent of Americans who use driving as a main source of transportation. While traditionally not the most environmental option, today’s models are more efficient than ever – getting more miles per gallon and using less fuel, a finite resource.

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My feet

Whether it’s for fitness, or necessity, it’s a step in the right direction. Plus you’re burning your renewable energy instead of fuel, a finite resource. So keep lacing up your sneaks and hitting the pavement.

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Train

All aboard! Trains are relatively energy efficient modes of transportation, using far less fuel - a non-renewable resource - per passenger mile than cars. Not only do you avoid traffic, but you can also find time to relax, meditate, read a book or people watch.

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Green juice

Crazy for kale, eh? Well, this detox essential is a combo of powerful juices. The good news is that most juicing ingredients (fruits and vegetables) are considered renewable because you get them from trees or plants, making the sources easier to replenish in the environment. That should make you feel fabulous as you sip your antioxidant-rich green juice.

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Tea

Tea time is all the time! Did you know that it takes 9.7 square miles of land and 7.4 gallons of water to grow and make just one cup of tea? The food we eat makes up more than 2/3 of our total water footprint, mostly because of all the water needed to produce food. That’s something to think about as you sip with pinkies up!

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Orange juice

Whether mixed in mimosas or sipped alone, OJ uses a lot of water during production. It takes 45 gallons of water to make one glass of orange juice. To get your morning juice fix, reach for juice in packages made out of renewable materials such as cartons made primarily out of paperboard. Renewable resources can be replenished overtime in the environment, like wood fiber from trees.

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Coconut water

This tropical staple is packed with nutrient-rich electrolytes. Natural coconuts last approximately 2-3 weeks after the shell is cracked. Packaging coconut water in cartons made primarily out of paperboard – a renewable resource that can be replenished over time – retains the drink’s vitamins and minerals while extending shelf life.

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Coffee

Ah, the morning pick-me-up. Did you know that it takes 35.9 gallons of precious water to grow, rinse and soak coffee beans to produce one cup of caffeine-packed brew? Science has even created a new way to convert coffee grounds into renewable energy. Food for thought as you sip.

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Chocolate

When life happens, chocolate helps. It satisfies taste buds and induces happiness, but think about how this tempting treat is made. It takes 2,847 gallons of water, a scarce resource, to make one pound of chocolate. Water needed to produce food makes up more than 2/3 of our total water footprint. That’s something to think about the next time you take a bite out of fudge!

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Sushi

This Japanese favorite is intended to be consumed within 24 hours of preparation, so it is produced for immediate consumption, reducing food waste. Choose a roll with salmon; it is one of the most sustainably sourced fish options. Fish is also a good source of Omega 3 proven to boost mental power, brighten skin complexion and possibly even add a few years to life. Banzai!

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Hamburger

Your savory palate takes quite a bit of resources to satisfy. It takes 634 gallons of water to make one hamburger. Plus, the average meal travels anywhere between 1,200 to 2,500 miles from pasture to plate. Whoa.

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Potato chips

It’s tough to resist the crunchy draw of chips. You might be surprised to know it takes 4 pounds of raw potatoes to make one pound of potato chips and about 200 gallons of precious water during the potato production process to crank out 1 bag. Water needed to produce food makes up more than 2/3 of our total water footprint.

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Hummus and pita

This Mediterranean-inspired combo is a good source of protein thanks to plant-based nutrients, and that is huge! Ingredients used to whip up your own hummus are renewable and easier to replenish in the environment, plus you can customize flavors, if you want to jazz it up with a few select ingredients.

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Daily

Foodies unite! You like your groceries like your entertainment, on-demand and your food waste is minimal. But you may not realize that the fossil fuels used to get to and from the store every day - if you drive - may be tipping the scales against you. Consider the alternative of less frequent trips to conserve precious resources, unless you’re trying to pick up the checkout clerk.

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Weekly

No waste over here, FTW! You’ve struck the perfect balance.

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I don’t cook, I order in

Does grocery shopping make you feel like you literally can’t even? Yea, we feel that way some days, too. But, this may cost you – both in the wallet and in the waste department. Do both a favor and pick up some fresh foods every once in a while. Fewer takeout boxes at your local landfill is something you literally can do.

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Once a month

We know the struggle is real to find time to shop for food. Since shopping infrequently may lead to buying larger quantities you may not consume quickly enough, consider grabbing items packaged with shelf-stability in mind, such as shelf safe milk or soy milk. These items last longer, and the carton packaging is made mainly from paperboard, a renewable resource that can be replenished.

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Twice a week

As the master chef of your kitchen, you’re all about the delicate balance of hitting the grocery store for new concoctions. Here are some shopping goals to keep in mind: buy what you need to reduce waste, and seek products in packages made of renewable materials - those natural resources that can be replenished - such as cartons made primarily from paperboard to keep you and the planet feeling good.

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