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Sustainability Quiz

  1. Recycle one aluminum can and you save enough money to run a personal computer for:
    1. 3 seconds
    2. 3 minutes
    3. 3 hours
    4. 3 days
  2. What country leads the world in photovoltaic (solar cell) production?
    1. Japan
    2. Sweden
    3. U.S.
  3. What is the most common cause of pollution of streams, rivers and oceans?
    1. Dumping of garbage by cities
    2. Surface water running off yards, city streets, paved lots and farm fields
    3. Trash washed into the ocean from beaches
    4. Waste dumped by factories
  4. Substitute a compact fluorescent light for a traditional bulb and you’ll keep _____ of CO2 out of the atmosphere over the life of the bulb.
    1. 1 pound
    2. 100 pounds
    3. 1/2 ton
    4. 1 ton
  5. How much trash does the average person throw out annually?
    1. 1 pound
    2. 500 pounds
    3. 1,000 pounds
    4. 1,500 pounds
  6. Compact fluorescents use _____ less energy than a regular bulb.
    1. 60%
    2. 70%
    3. 80%
    4. 90%

Sustainability Quiz Answers:

1) c, 2) a, 3) b, 4) c, 5) c, 6) a Compiled by Maggie McIntosh, Southface Energy Institute, Atlanta, GA.

Vol. 6, No. 2 — Autumn 2006

 

 

 

           
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