Sustainable living requires forethought and reflection on the impact of a product or service on the planet. Learning to stop, review the facts, and make a smart choice for the environment will also give you power to influence corporate decisions with your spending. Each dollar you spend can reinforce your sustainability values if you consistently withhold revenue from Earth-damaging companies.
In this Earth911 Quiz, you’ll test your basic knowledge of product and service industries that, with a smart choice, can swing the carbon pendulum toward neutrality.
Earth911 Quiz #55: Shopping Smart For the Environment
Making a difference in your carbon impact and the load you place on the environment starts long before you have the chance to recycle. Precycling, the right-sizing of your purchases for sustainability, can change your lifestyle for the better. It takes awareness and a willingness to speak up when you find products that don’t support a healthy environment. In this Earth911 Quiz, you’ll test your precycling awareness.
Every week, Earth911.com challenges you with quizzes that test your sustainability savvy and help you make environmentally friendly choices when you shop, use products, and dispose of unwanted items.
Which PC and electronics manufacturers use the least hazardous chemicals?
The flame retardants and other chemicals used in electronics manufacturing are dangerous to human health and the environment. According to Greenpeace, which companies have made the most progress in eliminating brominated flame retardants and polyvinyl chloride?
Which electric vehicle model gets the best mileage per kWh?
Earth911 recently reviewed the top electric vehicles by mileage per kilowatt hour of electricity. Which make and model beat was 12 percent better than the rest of the options?
What is the most environmentally friendly mutual fund with the highest return?
Your investments can have a big impact on social and environmental responsibility in the economy. Which fund combines the highest returns with social and environmental responsibility in its portfolio?
What is most kitty litter made from?
Your cat litter box is at the end of a supply chain with detrimental consequences for the environment. From what material is most commercial kitty litter made?
What is the most environmentally responsible home insulation material?
Your home is an energy sponge, but the heat it allows to escape is a costly dent in your personal sustainability. Which insulation material is the best for the Earth and most effective?
Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize earth-friendly products and services. Through your daily choices — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can make a positive difference.
This quiz was originally published on April 4, 2019.