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by Staff
There are many ways to make a "green" home. Test your knowledge on different green home techniques with this green home quiz at HowStuffWorks.

Being able to put all your recyclables in one bin is known as what?

  • Single-bin recycling
  • Mixed Recycling
  • Single-stream recycling

What is the name for household water that has been captured and reused?

  • Recycled water
  • Gray water
  • Dish water

A USDA "organic" seal means that at least what percent of the ingredients are organic by the USDA's standards?

  • 75 percent
  • 85 percent
  • 95 percent

Which of the following states has not developed its own organic standards and label guidelines?

  • Illinois
  • Washington
  • California

The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched its National Organic Program in what year?

  • 1977
  • 1990
  • 2001

Which of the following insulation ratings would be the thickest and most protective?

  • R-35
  • G-10
  • R-85

The EPA suggests that you set your thermostat to a difference of 8 degrees when you leave your house and how many degrees when you sleep?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 8

Every degree that your home's thermostat is raised in the summer saves what percent on the cost of cooling your house?

  • 1-2 percent
  • 4-8 percent
  • 5-10 percent

Properly sealing your home can save you what percent annually on heating and cooling?

  • 3 percent
  • 5 percent
  • 10 percent

In the United States, about 50 percent of all electricity is produced by what means?

  • Burning gasoline
  • Hydropower
  • Burning coal