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Feature Friday

This is the last installment in our Feature Friday Quiz series. I hope that you have enjoyed the questions and have learned a little in the process. As always there is a reward for your efforts, answer correctly to win 2 – 13 watt (60 watt equivalent) compact fluorescent mini light bulbs. To enter simply comment on this post with the correct answers by noon on Monday, June 4.

Choose the answer you feel is best for the environment.

  1. What type of driver are you?

a.  Aggressive

b.  Calm and collected

c.  Somewhere in between

 2.  You’re hosting a cookout and need to stock up on beer.  At the store, you fill your cart with:

a.  Cans

b.  Bottles

c.  A keg

 3.  After mowing the lawn, what do you do with the clippings?

a.  Leave them in the yard

b.  Bag them and put them out by the curb

 

Good luck and be on the lookout for the correct answers next week. Have a great weekend.

 

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And the winner is…..

Here are the answers from Friday’s  giveaway.

1. Its lunchtime and you’re late for a meeting so you’re reduced to eating fast food. Do you:

a.  Order at the drive-through

or

b.  Park and head inside to place your order

Idling for 10 seconds or longer burns more gas than restarting the engine!

2.  So to make up for your fast food lunch, its time for a healthy dinner, salmon. At the fish counter , you choose:

a. Atlantic

b.  Wild caught,Oregon or California

c.  Neither you skip the fish counter and buy canned

Canned salmon comes mainly from wild Alaskan waters ;many salmon from other US states are considered endangered or threatened. And “Atlantic” usually means “farmed”, a process that has been associated with chemical usage and unsustainable fishing practices.

 These questions stumped everyone (including me) except Lucia Paolucci! I wonder how she knew canned salmon was better for the environment? I’ve always though that wild caught fish from the West Coast was more sustainable.

 Thanks to all who participated!

And the winner is………………..

Here are the answers from Friday’s  giveaway.

1. On average, how fast do you drive on the highway:

a.  55 mph

b.  65 mph

c.  75 mph

Fuel efficiency decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. For every 5 mph you drive over 60, you pay an additional 31 cents a gallon. In Atlanta, you could possibly be run over on the highway for going 60 mph but with the current price of gas an additional 31 cents a gallon could also take you out!

2.  When your vehicle needs a bath, do you:

a.  Grab the hose and bucket and do it yourself

or

b.  Go to a car wash

Washing your car at home creates a toxic brew of oil, gasoline and detergent that enters storm drains and flows directly into rivers, lakes, streams and drinking water supplies. Most commercial car washes use recycled water and drain their used water into a sewer system or oil/water separator.  This way the sludge is treated before it’s discharged into nature. They also tend to use less water than DIY jobs (up to 60% less).

I did get both questions correct this week.  Remember the question asks what is BEST for the environment.

 And the winner is (imaginary drum roll)………

Johanna Newbold

Thanks to all who participated.

Friday Feature

Its back by popular demand! Answer the following questions correctly for a chance to win a reusable lunch bag.  To enter simply comment on this post with the correct answers by noon on Monday, May 7.

Choose the answer you feel is best for the environment.

1. On average, how fast do you drive on the highway:

a.  55 mph

b.  65 mph

c.  75 mph

2.  When your vehicle needs a bath, do you:

a.  Grab the hose and bucket and do it yourself

or

b.  Go to a car wash

Good luck and be on the lookout for the correct answers next week. Have a great weekend.

And the winner is………………..

Here are the answers from Friday’s  giveaway.

 1. You’re washing dishes, do you:

c.  Put the dirty dishes straight into the dishwasher

Running a fully loaded dishwasher may use half the energy and 1/6 less water than doing dishes by hand. Pre-rinsing can waste up to 6,000 gallons of water per household each year.

2.  You plan to grill the summer away on:

c.  a gas grill

When in use for one hour a gas grill emits approximately 5.6 lbs of carbon dioxide, charcoal emits 11 lbs, and an electric grill doesn’t emit carbon dioxide directly but accounts for 15 lbs during the production and transmission of electricity.

 No one answered both questions correctly (and neither did I when I took the quiz!) So in the spirit of giving and appreciation for your participation the winner was chosen from all who submitted answers. And the winner is (imaginary drum roll)………

Lucia Paolucci!

Thanks to all who participated.

 

Friday Feature

Today’s feature is another giveaway. Answer the following questions correctly for a chance to win a ECO journal. This journal is great for keeping up with notes from meetings or classes. To enter simply comment on this post with the correct answers by noon on Monday, April 30.

Choose the answer you feel is best for the environment.

1. You’re washing dishes, do you:

a.  Wash everything by hand

b.  Rinse off bits of food, then load the dishwasher

c.  Put the dirty dishes straight into the dishwasher

2.  You plan to grill the summer away on:

a.  an electric grill

b.  a charcoal grill

c.  a gas grill

Good luck and be on the lookout for the correct answers next week. Have a great weekend.

A special thanks to John Wheeler for providing the questions for today’s giveaway.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

 

The Office of Sustainability would like to wish each of you a Happy Valentine’s Day. This day and every day make sure that you consider the environment in all of your daily activities. To find out if you’re a green Valentine take this short quiz sponsored by Planet Green. I got 8 out of 10 correct….not bad (considering I did some serious guessing).  What’s your score?

Photo: inhabitat.com