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While the nation is ideologically divided on climate change, people throughout our history have acted to protect the land, wildlife, and humans from pollution. In this Earth911 Quiz, you’ll test your knowledge of the U.S. environmental leaders who have helped the nation focus on sustaining life on this Earth.

 

Earth911 Quiz #65: Know Your American Environmental History

It’s the Fourth of July, our most American holiday and a time to look back at all the country has accomplished and forward to where we want to go together. While the nation is ideologically divided on climate change, people throughout our history have acted to protect the land, wildlife, and humans from pollution. In this Earth911 Quiz, you’ll test your knowledge of the U.S. environmental leaders who have helped the nation focus on sustainable life.

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 U.S. president established the first National Park?

Which president signed the Yellowstone National Park Act, creating the nation’s first national park?

Which U.S. president established the Environmental Protection Agency?

The Environmental Protection Agency was established on the first Earth Day. Which president created the agency with his signature on the Environmental Protection Act?

Who founded the Sierra Club and when?

The Sierra Club has led the American environmental movement for decades. Who started the Sierra Club and when did they do it?

What event resulted in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990?

What happened in the late 1980s to spur the introduction and passage by Congress of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990?

Which president put people to work building forest trails, roads, and other park infrastructure?

During the Depression, which president created the Civilian Conservation Corps to build and repair parks, trails, and roads?

Who was the first Chief Forester of the United States?

He was appointed by Theodore Roosevelt to lead the National Park Service from its inception. What is the name of the first Chief Forester of the United States?

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.

 

 

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