Test Your Greenbelt Alliance IQ!

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Happy 115th Birthday Dorothy! On July 29, 1896, our founder Dorothy Erskine was born. To celebrate her birthday, join us by taking this little quiz to test your Greenbelt smarts. Winners will be entered in a raffle to win a Greenbelt Alliance goody bag. (Please be sure to fill in your name to enter. )


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the original name of Greenbelt Alliance when it was founded in 1958?
    • A. 

      Citizens for Regional Recreation and Parks

    • B. 

      Greenbelt Action

    • C. 

      Grow Smart Bay Area

    • D. 

      People for Open Space

  • 2. 
    In the 1960s, Dorothy, Jack Kent and other founders led a campaign to stop what controversial proposal?
    • A. 

      A proposal to build a freeway around the San Francisco Bay

    • B. 

      A proposal to develop Golden Gate Park

    • C. 

      A proposal to fill and develop the San Francisco Bay

    • D. 

      A proposal to tear down the Embarcadero Freeway

  • 3. 
    Which of the following governmental and nonprofit organizations has Greenbelt Alliance NOT had a hand in establishing?
    • A. 

      Mid-Peninsula Open Space District

    • B. 

      Santa Clara Open Space Authority

    • C. 

      Save The Bay

    • D. 

      TransForm

  • 4. 
    In the 1990s, Greenbelt Alliance introduced this policy tool to Bay Area cities to protect open spaces from encroaching sprawl:
    • A. 

      Impact fees

    • B. 

      Redevelopment zones

    • C. 

      Tax increment financing

    • D. 

      Urban growth boundaries

  • 5. 
    Following a long tradition of forming and supporting alliances for good land use in the Bay Area, Greenbelt Alliance helped found what regional coalition in the mid 2000s?
    • A. 

      Bay Area Climate Coalition

    • B. 

      Great Communities Collaborative

    • C. 

      Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    • D. 

      Smart Growth America

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