The Ultimate Green Vacation Quiz

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What do green travelers want to do?
preserve the areas they visit
leave no carbon footprint
both answers
Green travelers want to help preserve the areas they visit, and take vacations without leaving a carbon footprint.

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By the year 2020, what is the estimate for tourists flying to international destinations?
600 million
800 million
1.6 billion
By 2020, it is estimated that international arrivals will total 1.6 billion.

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How can travelers decrease their carbon footprint with their lodging choices?
choose a green hotel
Travelers can decrease their carbon footprint by selecting lodging that offers sustainable operating techniques, such as the use of water-efficient fixtures.
choose a new hotel
neither choice

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What is a sustainable operating technique that may be used at green hotels?
composting food waste
using environmentally preferable products
both answers
Use of water efficient fixtures, choosing environmentally preferable products and composting food waste are all sustainable operating techniques.

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What transportation method emits the most carbon dioxide per traveler?
cars
planes
both answers
Cars and planes are the winners in this category, and the environment is the loser.

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How do carbon offsets help the environment?
proceeds are used to fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The proceeds from carbon offsets are used to fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
proceeds are used to fund petroleum exploration
neither answer

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How can an environmentally concerned traveler compensate for a plane trip?
recycle water bottles
purchase carbon offset
The traveler can purchase a carbon offset to make-up for the carbon emissions from the air travel.
use lower octane gas

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What is the greener choice for transportation?
buses
Buses and trains are greener than cars or planes.
cars
planes

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What is the cost of carbon offsets?
inexpensive
Carbon offsets may be an inexpensive way for you to diminish your carbon footprint. For under six dollars, you can offset a round-trip flight of up to 2,200 miles.
very expensive
very, very expensive

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What senator is reputed to purchase carbon offsets?
Senator Diane Feinstein
Senator Diane Feinstein buys carbon offsets .
Senator John McCain
Senator Joe Lieberman

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What is a project sponsored by funding from carbon offsets ?
wind farms
landfill gas capture
both answers
Wind farms and landfill gas capture are two projects funded by carbon offsets.

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What is a staycation?
vacationing in your local area
Vacationing in your local area, and limiting your impact on the environment by driving less -- or even just staying in your own home -- is a staycation.
vacationing in the neighboring state
vacationing in the neighboring country

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What famous religious leader encouraged his followers to adapt green living practices?
Pope Benedict XVI
The pope has encouraged his followers to live green.
14th Dalai Lama
neither answer

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What is gray water recycling?
recycling of water from laundry
recycling of water from dishwashing
both answers
Recycling of laundry, dishwashing and bathing water is gray water recycling. Gray water can be used for irrigate landscaping.

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How many environmentally friendly hotels are there?
1000
2000
3000
There are some 3,000 environmentally friendly hotels.

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How do green hotels perform financially compared to non-green hotels?
less profitable
same
more profitable
Green hotels are actually more profitable than non-green hotels.

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How do you know if a hotel or resort is green?
Green Key sign
Blue Flag sign
both answers
Green hotels or resorts may display a Green Key or Blue Flag sign.

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What sovereign state has zero carbon dioxide emissions?
Vatican City
The Vatican City has zero carbon dioxide emissions.
Bahamas
Gambia

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What activity is green?
using a refillable water bottle
washing dishes by hand
both answers
Using your own refillable water bottle can save a lot of plastic.

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When renting a car, what is a green choice?
hybrid
Renting a hybrid whenever possible is the green way.
midsize car
SUV

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