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The Earth seen from Apollo 17.

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Earth Day Quiz

Test your earth stewardship knowledge. Good luck. Answers below, no peeking! 🙂

1. What does a carbon footprint measure?

2. The United Nations Peace Bell is rung on spring equinox—the original Earth Day—to symbolize the start of an earth year. The bell is made from:
A. Coins donated by Japanese children to promote world peace
B. Auto parts collected from junkyards
C. Scrap metal collected from river cleanups
D. Recycled bells

3. _____ _____ ____use 30 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs to produce the same amount of light.

4. Nearly 70 percent of the Earth’s fresh-water supply is locked up in the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland. What percentage of all the water on Earth is available for drinking?
A. 30 percent B. 15 percent C. six percent D. one percent

5. Every hour, Americans throw away ___ million plastic drinking bottles.

6. True or False
There are over 1 million bacteria and 5000 feet of fungal threads in every teaspoonful of healthy soil.

7. The inside of a tree can tell you when a drought or flood occurred, a wildfire ravaged the area and even document a volcanic eruption. The science of telling history by studying tree rings is called __________________.

8. True or False
Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees.

9. The amount of oxygen produced per year by an acre of trees equals the amount per year consumed by 18 people. The Amazon rainforest produces what percentage of the Earth’s oxygen supply?
A. 20 percent B. 30 percent C. 10 percent D. 5 Percent

10. You can thank a pollinator for every third bite of food you eat. Which species of insects are responsible for pollinating 80 percent of that food supply?

Bonus question: We all heard of the three “R’s” of education as reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic. What are the three “R’s” of responsible earth stewardship?
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Are you finished? Here’s the answers!

Earth Day Quiz

Answer Key

1. What does a carbon footprint measure?
The amount of greenhouse gases caused directly and indirectly by an individual, business, event or product.

2. The United Nations Peace Bell is rung on spring equinox—the original Earth Day—to symbolize the start of an earth year. The bell is made from:
A. Coins donated by Japanese children to promote world peace.

3. Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) use 30 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs to produce the same amount of light.

4. Nearly 70 percent of the Earth’s fresh-water supply is locked up in the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland. What percentage of all the water on Earth is available for drinking?
D. one percent

5. Every hour, Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic drinking bottles.

6. There are over 1 million bacteria and 5000 feet of fungal threads in every teaspoonful of healthy soil. True

7. The inside of a tree can tell you when a drought or flood occurred, a wildfire ravaged the area and even document a volcanic eruption. The science of telling history by studying tree rings is called Dendrochronology.

8. Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees. True

9. The amount of oxygen produced per year by an acre of trees equals the amount per year consumed by 18 people. The Amazon rainforest produces what percentage of the Earth’s oxygen supply?
A. 20 percent

10. You can thank a pollinator for every third bite of food you eat. Which species of insects are responsible for pollinating 80 percent of that food supply?
Bees

Bonus question:
We all heard of the three “R’s” of education as reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic. What are the three “R’s” of responsible earth stewardship?
Reduce, reuse and recycle

Please Recycle Label

Please Recycle Label (Photo credits: www.recyclereminders.com)

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
Currently I’m a cook at a college in Pennsylvania. We prepare everything we can from scratch, including our potato chips that tout the seasoning of the day!
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