What's Your Ecological Intelligence?

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  • 1. 
    You're preparing fish for dinner tonight. Which one of these choices is the least environmentally friendly?
    • A. 

      Catfish

    • B. 

      Farmed Atlantic salmon

    • C. 

      Farmed striped bass

    • D. 

      Pacific cod

  • 2. 
    You can go green and slash your heating and cooling bills by doing all of these except:
    • A. 

      Growing grapevines on trellises

    • B. 

      Adding a bounty of rock to the south side of your yard

    • C. 

      Growing trees in your yard

    • D. 

      Growing shrubs to shade your air conditioning unit

  • 3. 
    Which of these small changes can go a long way toward preventing air pollution?
    • A. 

      Using water-based paints instead of oil-based paints

    • B. 

      Refueling your car after dark

    • C. 

      Limiting dry cleaning

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    You're planning to barbecue. What is the environmentally best way to grill?
    • A. 

      Indoor stove or oven

    • B. 

      Gas grill in the backyard

    • C. 

      Charcoal, wooden, or electric grill outdoors

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Recently, you made the energy-smart move to switch from a desktop to a laptop. What would an Eco Hero do with the old PC?
    • A. 

      Donate it

    • B. 

      Store it safely

    • C. 

      Box it, label clearly, and dispose

  • 6. 
    Which uses less water, washing a full load of dishes by hand, or in the dishwasher?
    • A. 

      Handwashing

    • B. 

      Dishwasher

  • 7. 
    What type of supermarket bag is more ecofriendly, paper or plastic?
    • A. 

      Paper

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 8. 
    Approximately how much of global electricity output is produced from renewable sources?
    • A. 

      1 percent

    • B. 

      5 percent

    • C. 

      8 percent

    • D. 

      20 percent

  • 9. 
    About how much money do you save by replacing a single incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light (over the life of the bulb)?
    • A. 

      $1

    • B. 

      $5

    • C. 

      $10

    • D. 

      $30

  • 10. 
    True or false?  Hybrid cars are slower and less safe than conventional cars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Dropping the thermostat from 70 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit saves you about how much on your heating costs?
    • A. 

      1 percent

    • B. 

      5 percent

    • C. 

      10 percent

    • D. 

      20 percent

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