The Ultimate Greening Your Home Office Quiz
by Staff
Telecommuting is becoming a major trend. Not only does it save money for companies and improve the quality of life of their employees, but it is also good for the environment. You can take it a step further by going green in your home office. Take our quiz for some fabulous ideas on how to green your home office.

According to a 2009 survey, how many Americans were expected to work from home that year?

  • 14 million
  • 24 million
  • 34 million

Why do most paints give off smelly fumes?

  • They contain Volatile Organic Compounds.
  • They contain Volatile Organic Gases.
  • They contain Volatile Organic Oxides.

Which type of flooring that you might use in your office is considered renewable?

  • bamboo
  • cork
  • both of the above

Which substance does particleboard give off when it's new?

  • formaldehyde
  • carbon monoxide
  • monosodium glutamate

Which type of paper products should you buy for your green home office?

  • recycled
  • bleached
  • natural

What types of pens are environmentally friendly?

  • ballpoint
  • gel ink
  • refillable

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) has a list of criteria that they use to rate _____ equipment according to its environmental friendliness.

  • computer
  • office
  • electric

In 1960, how many tons of garbage were thrown away in the United States?

  • 28 million (25,401 kilograms)
  • 58 million (52,617 kilograms)
  • 88 million (79,832 kilograms)

What's the best way to cut down on waste in your green office (and everywhere else)?

  • Reuse it.
  • Recycle it.
  • both of the above

Which type of electric bulbs are greenest?

  • incandescent bulbs
  • fluorescent bulbs
  • halogen bulbs