How Eco-savvy Are You?

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How Eco-savvy Are You?

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.


Questions and Answers
  • 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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