“I’ll Take “Top Green Questions of 2012″ for $1000, Alex”
By: Stephanie Benney
If you are anything like my husband and me, you enjoying eating your dinners Monday through Friday in front of the television watching Jeopardy. We definitely enjoy our trivia! I thought it would be fun to do a Green Trivia post. Sometimes it’s easier to retain information when it is a question and answer format. So, go ahead, test your green IQ!
Q: What are energy vampires?
A: Energy vampires are electronic devices, like televisions, computers, computer monitors, and phone chargers that when left connected to their power sources use up electricity, even when they are supposed to be turned off.
Q: How much do energy vampires use when they are turned off, but still connected to their energy source?
A: 75% of the total amount required to power these devices
Q: What’s a simple way I can alleviate plastic usage?
A: Store food and beverage in glass or stainless steel containers whenever possible.
Q: Which types of plastics are easiest to recycle?
A: #1 Plastic – plastic bottles, such as soft drink, single-use water bottles, sports drinks, food jars, cosmetic containers. #2 Plastic – Grocery bags, detergent bottles, milk and juice jugs.
Q: What is the Pacific Trash Island?
A: Pacific Trash Island is a floating island of plastic garbage that contains over 46,000 pieces of plastic debris floating on or near the surface of every square mile in the Pacific Ocean that is equal to the state of Texas.
Q: How many sea creatures are killed every year as a result of plastic bags and plastic trash?
A: 1 Million
Q: What is the third largest source of landfill waste?
A: Disposable diapers
Q: What is particulate pollution?
A: Particulate pollution is known as soot. Also known as the most dangerous and deadliest outdoor air pollutant.
Q: How many trees can be saved by using 1 roll(500 sheets) of 100% recycled toilet paper?
A: 423,000 trees
Q: What is the definition of sustainability?
A: Sustainability is the balanced use of nature, social, and economical capital for the continued health of the planet and future generations.
Q: What is Hydraulic fracturing, aka, fracking?
A: A method of drilling for natural gas that typically involves digging a deep well and pumping a mixture of water and chemicals at high pressure into the ground to force the methane gas out.
Q: What percentage of trips in the U.S. are taken within a 2 mile radius?
Q: Which big studio film was the first to be produced carbon neutral?
A: Syriana, 2006
Q: What is the name of the American marine biologist and nature writer who is credited with advancing the modern environmental movement?
A: Rachel Carson
Q: How many insect species are edible?
Q: How many greeting cards do Americans purchase annually?
A: 7 billion
Q: How many PCs are thrown out each year in the U.S?
A: 14 to 20 million
Q: How much waste does the average student carrying a packed lunch produce each school year?
A: 67 pounds
Q: According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), how much trash does the average American throw out each day?
A: The EPA says that the average American produces 4.6 pounds of waste per person, per day, or 1,657 pounds per year. This only takes into consideration the average household member and does not count industrial waste or commercial trash.
Stephanie Benney is a “Sustainable Visionary” and also the new Pittsburgh Representative for Fuzed Marketing, where she helps companies increase their brand presence. firstname.lastname@example.org