Nov 192010
 

ARE YOU SELF- AND COMMUNITY-SUFFICIENT?

Take Yes Magazine‘s quiz. Use a scale of 1 pt for strongly disagree, 2pts for disagree, 3 pts for agree, 4 pts for strongly agree.

70 or higher = Leading the way to more resilient communities!
46–69 = Off to a good start…

45 or lower = You have many opportunities to become more resilient.

1. I put my savings and investments in community and regional banks and local institutions.

STRONGLY DISAGREE
DISAGREE
AGREE
STRONGLY AGREE

2. I buy or barter the goods and services I need from local merchants, organizations, or individuals.

STRONGLY DISAGREE
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AGREE
STRONGLY AGREE

3. I make my income from my local economy.

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AGREE
STRONGLY AGREE

4. I know how to fix, grow, build, or create things (such as repair a roof, grow kale, give a guitar lesson) that others would want in good times and hard times.

STRONGLY DISAGREE
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AGREE
STRONGLY AGREE

5. I have an alternative source of livelihood that could
sustain me (and my family) if my current source were no longer viable.

STRONGLY DISAGREE
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AGREE
STRONGLY AGREE

6. I consume locally grown food that I could afford even if prices went up substantially (e.g., from a food co-op, backyard garden).

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AGREE
STRONGLY AGREE

7. I know how to preserve food and keep a well-stocked pantry.

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STRONGLY AGREE

8. I have access to sources of water, even when the weather is unpredictable or the tap water doesn’t work (such as a rainwater tank or a reliable well).

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AGREE
STRONGLY AGREE

9. I have ways to get around, even if the gas at the pump is unavailable or pricey (such as feet, bike, electric car).

STRONGLY DISAGREE
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AGREE
STRONGLY AGREE

10. I have alternative heat and energy sources (such as solar panels or a wood stove) if the power goes out or utilities get expensive.

STRONGLY DISAGREE
DISAGREE
AGREE
STRONGLY AGREE

Continue with the quiz by clicking on this link. There are twenty questions total. If you take it on line your score will be automatically calculated.

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