Earth Day Trivia Quiz Answers
Last week in honor of Earth Day, I posted some Environmental Trivia questions. Congrats to GNOLetsGo1 for being the first commenter to get all the questions correct. So. . . did you get a chance to show off your eco-smarts? Answers are below:
- The first Earth Day was in 1970. 40 years ago!
- U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin is credited as the founder of Earth Day. He started it because he wanted to get everyone involved in saving the environment to show the President that people really care about the earth.
- The name of former Vice-President Al Gore’s movie is An Inconvenient Truth.
- Some things you can do to help the environment: recycle, plant a tree, ride your bike to a friend’s house instead of getting a car ride, pick up trash, use reusable shopping bags at stores, use reusable water bottles and lunch boxes, open your windows instead of using air conditioning, hang up your clothes to dry instead of using the dryer. . . The list goes on and on!
- Leave wild flowers and plants in their natural habitat. Otherwise it reduces their natural population and affects other wildlife that may depend on it.
- Materials you can recycle: aluminum, paper, plastic, glass.
- EPA stands for Environmental Protection Agency.
- The bathroom uses the most water in your house. Cut down on water waste by turning the water off while you brush your teeth or scrub your face.
And if you’ve got a cravin’ for more savin’ (of the Earth, that is) check out our Virtual Forest Challenge. It’s a game where you have to make the best choices for the environment. If you win, Earth wins!
— Ratha, Stacks Writer