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The Ultimate Fall Green Cleaning Quiz
by Staff
Is your home ready for winter? Why not incorporate some eco-friendly and energy saving tips into your winterizing routine? Check out our quiz for great ideas you can use this year that will make a difference to the environment.

What is a green, water-saving idea for your pool when it's not in use?

  • Cover it.
  • Drain it.
  • Clean it.

Which of the following is a greener solution than raising the thermostat when the temperature drops?

  • Use draft stoppers
  • Put on a sweater.
  • both of the above

What percentage of your utility bill is devoted to heating costs?

  • 34 percent
  • 44 percent
  • 54 percent

Which type of household waste is ideal for composting?

  • food waste
  • yard waste
  • both of the above

What is a major benefit of composting?

  • It enriches the soil.
  • You don't need to water your garden.
  • You don't need to fertilize your garden.

Which type of blanket when wrapped around your water heater can help you save energy in winter?

  • a down blanket
  • a cotton blanket
  • an insulating blanket

What is the greenest temperature for your water heater that still lets you enjoy a hot shower?

  • 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius)
  • 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius)
  • 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 degrees Celsius)

What is one way to keep indoor air pollutants to a minimum in your home during the winter months?

  • Use homemade cleaning products.
  • Use conventional cleaning products.
  • Use toxic chemicals.

What is a great, green way of getting rid of bad odors in your microwave oven?

  • Boil vinegar in the microwave.
  • Use perfume in the microwave.
  • Use room deodorizer spray in the microwave.

Conduct your own home energy audit: check for air leaks and seal them with:

  • rolled up paper
  • caulk
  • sticky tape