Welcome to your Environmental Issues.  This is from the National Geographic, so the questions have a US slant, but they are still relevant in the UK.  It's aimed at making you think about some things where you may have heard some rumours or hearsay which aren't quite right!

1. 
Which uses less water when washing a full load of dishes?

2. 
What type of supermarket bag is more eco-friendly

3. 
Appliances that are turned off don’t use any electricity

4. 
Hybrid cars are slower and less safe than conventional cars

5. 
Approximately how much global electricity output is produced from renewable sources?

6. 
About how much money do you save by replacing a single incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light?

7. 
It is better to leave a lamp with a Compact Fluorescent Light on than turn it on and off several times a day

8. 
During a long trip, you conserve more fuel by driving faster and getting there quicker than you do by driving at the speed limit.

9. 
Dropping the thermostat from 70 to 68 degrees F (21.1 to 20 C) saves you how much on your heating costs?

10. 
Which of the following is an alternative material for making paper

 

We hope you learned something about our environment!

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