# How Eco-savvy Are You?

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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Being eco-friendly and conserving resources involve more than just recycling. We compiled this short quiz to see how much you know about green living. . . And what you can still learn about lessening your environmental footprint. Many of these tips can also have a big impact on your heating/cooling, electric and water bills. Let's see what you know.

• 1.
In the 2 minutes it takes for you to brush your teeth, how much water goes down the drain?
• A.

1/2 gallon

• B.

1 gallon

• C.

2 gallons

• D.

4 gallons

• 2.
For every degree you raise your home's temperature during warm weather months, how much will you save on your monthly bill on average?
• A.

2 percent

• B.

5 percent

• C.

10 percent

• D.

Over 10 percent

• 3.
Your toilet tank is constantly running. Up to how many gallons of water a day are you wasting?
• A.

15 gallons

• B.

45 gallons

• C.

85 gallons

• D.

200 gallons

• 4.
How often should disposable filters for central air conditioner/heating units be changed?
• A.

One a month

• B.

Every three months

• C.

Every six months

• D.

Once per year

• 5.
Replacing one 100-watt incandescent bulb with one 37-watt compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) will save an average of how much money over the life of the bulb?
• A.

\$20

• B.

\$35

• C.

\$50

• D.

\$65

• 6.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to provide power to your television for:
• A.

3 seconds

• B.

3 minutes

• C.

3 hours

• D.

3 days

• 7.
What percentage of U.S. electricity consumption is used to run air conditioners?
• A.

5 percent

• B.

10 percent

• C.

18 percent

• D.

25 percent

• 8.
By turning your computer to the hibernate or sleep function, you save _____ percent of the electricity you would have used if you left your computer running on full power.
• A.

50 percent

• B.

65 percent

• C.

75 percent

• D.

95 percent

• 9.
Washing your laundry with cold water will reduce your electricity usage for the clothes washer by:
• A.

10 percent

• B.

30 percent

• C.

50 percent

• D.

90 percent

• 10.
When selecting a "green" cleaning product, what is the most important quality you should look for?
• A.

It is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

• B.

It is free of chlorine bleach

• C.

It is made from non-toxic ingredients

• D.

All of the above

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