Congratulations, your sustainability heart is pure. Keep up the good work!
And hey, it doesn’t hurt to share your knowledge with one or two people. After all, the more, the merrier, right?
Not quite there bold sustainability warrior. Hopefully, this quiz is your first step towards learning more about living sustainability.
And remember, keep on going!
#1. Which Uses Less Water, Using A Dishwasher Or Washing A Load Of Your Dishes By Hand?
While it’s possible to use less water when washing your dishes by hand, you will likely save the energy and/or water by using a dishwasher. However, you need an energy-efficient dishwasher. Using an energy-efficient dishwasher can help you save up to 50% of the water you would use when washing your dishes by hand.
#2. What's Better For The Environment, Washing Your Clothes By Hand Or Using A Washing Machine?
Handwashing your clothes uses significantly less water than the washing machine. However, handwashing your clothes is only advantageous if you use cold water. Heating water will likely outweigh the water-saving benefit.
#3. Which Shopping Bag Is More Sustainable, Plastic Or Paper?
Paper decomposes much faster than plastic and it’s more widely recyclable, BUT this is only one side of the story. Paper manufacturing is still largely unsustainable. It’s better to stop thinking in terms of paper vs. plastic and more in terms of a more sustainable solution – reusable shopping bags.
#4. How Much Less Pork And Beef Should Each Person Eat To Feed The World’s Growing Population Sustainably And Avoid Further Climate Breakdown?
According to Nature (a science journal), on average, we need to eat 90% less pork, 75% less beef, and half as many eggs to protect the environment and ensure that there will be enough food to feed the world’s growing population.
#5. On Average, How Much Money Can You Save Over The Life Of The Bulb By Replacing One Incandescent Light Bulb With A Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulb?
CFL bulbs are more efficient than incandescent light bulbs by up to 400%; they use 50% to 80% less energy than incandescent light bulbs. Replacing a 60-watt incandescent light bulb with a 13-watt CFL bulb will save around $30 in energy costs over the bulb’s life.