Fun Daily Trivia To Make You Think Differently And More Frequently About Sustainability
Game 1 Answers
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Answer: Everyone Wins a Point
We awarded 1 point to everyone who answered this question no matter who you picked. (We're going easy on you at the start!)
All four celebrities are involved with amazing initiatives to help with environmental sustainability.
Natalie Portman has been vegetarian (and most recently vegan) for over 20 years and launched a vegan shoe company that fell victim to the recession in 2008. In 2015, she was one of many Harvard alums (including RFK Jr.) that asked the Harvard Endowment to divest from publicly traded fossil fuel companies.
Leo DiCaprio has awarded over $80 million in grants to more than 200 environmental projects. Check out his mission here: Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation
Matt Damon co-founded the H20 Africa Foundation in 2006, Water.org in 2009 and received the "ongoing Commitment Award" at the 2013 Environmental Media Awards.
Gisele Bundchen was named Best Green International Celebrity in 2011 Green Awards, launched an eco-friendly flip-flop line called Ipanema and is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations.
Daily Tip: Follow these public figures on social media to stay up on environmental initiatives and support new green projects.
Answer: Work From Home
The daily commute is a big kick in the teeth for most of us cubicle warriors. We did the math and found out that working from home is the best way to reduce your carbon footprint (hear that, boss?).
If you can't get the green light for remote work, the next best options in order of positive environmental impact are: Public Transport, Carpool and finally Drive an EV if you can find one in your price range.
Daily Tip: make an effort to ride your bike weekly, test out a carpool or public transportation option - it'll mix up your routine and make for a greener commute.
Make The Switch To...
Answer: Renewable Energy At Home
Switching to renewable energy can reduce your yearly carbon footprint by up to 15,000 pounds! In comparison with Switching to Vegan which scientists estimate will save 2,000 - 3,000 pounds of carbon per year per person (depending on how much animal based food you currently consumer per year). Finally, Switching to Local Farmers Markets can reduce up to 1,500 pounds of carbon per year per person.
Daily Tip: call your landlord or your home's electric company to ask about carbon offset or switching to renewable energy.
Doing The Dishes
Answer: Dishwasher Machine
The only time you should be washing dishes by hand is if your current dishwasher is over 20 years old. New dishwashers are energy efficient and use 90% less water than if you wash by hand. New dishwashers average 3 gallons per load vs. the average hand wash session can use 20+ gallons of water!
Daily Tip: you'll conserve even more water and energy if you always wait for a full dishwasher before starting a wash.
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