Allison Sustainability Quiz

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Sustainability Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Northwestern actively participates in compositing initiatives...true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    How many gallons of water does it take to produce the meat for just one hamburger?(Hint: It’s way more than you think)
    • A. 

      200-300

    • B. 

      600-800

    • C. 

      2,000-6,000

    • D. 

      4,000- 18,000

  • 3. 
    How much water does the average American use in the Shower?
    • A. 

      5 Gallons

    • B. 

      10.8 Gallons

    • C. 

      14 Gallons

    • D. 

      17.2 Gallons

  • 4. 
    Which option contributes most to food waste?
    • A. 

      Production

    • B. 

      ​Processing and Packaging  

    • C. 

      Distribution and Retail

    • D. 

      Consumer

  • 5. 
    How can you use this to become more sustainable?
    • A. 

      Eat more food

    • B. 

      In the dining hall, only put on your plate what you can eat

    • C. 

      Eat moldy food so you don’t waste it

    • D. 

      Buy lots of food to stock up for zombie apocalypse

  • 6. 
    What is “Phantom Electricity”?
    • A. 

      When you leave the lights on

    • B. 

      Electricity used on Halloween

    • C. 

      Power consumed by electronics even though they are switched off or in a standby mode

    • D. 

      Electricity used by a masked singer living underneath an opera house

  • 7. 
    How can you use this to become more sustainable?
    • A. 

      Keep on all electronics and lights all the time

    • B. 

      Go in your friends’ rooms and unplug all their electronics

    • C. 

      Convert all your electronics to solar power (Chicago is a sunny place right?)

    • D. 

      Unplug unused electronics or turn off your power strip

  • 8. 
    Which option has the least energy impact?
    • A. 

      Paper Bag

    • B. 

      Plastic Bag

    • C. 

      Reusable Cloth Bag

    • D. 

      Reusable Plastic Bag

  • 9. 
    How can you use this to become more sustainable?
    • A. 

      Reuse plastic bags as trash bags

    • B. 

      Remember to take a reusable bag/backpack to the C-Store or grocery store

    • C. 

      Balance groceries on your head and use no bags!

    • D. 

      All of the above (bonus green points for C)

  • 10. 
    How is Allison going to win Green cup?
    • A. 

      By studying the lounges and hallways where the lights rarely turn off.

    • B. 

      Taking shorter showers. (Time yourself to a song!)

    • C. 

      Unplugging your electronic devices when you aren’t using them.

    • D. 

      Attending Green Cup events.

    • E. 

      All of the above and so much more