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Sustainable Travel Quiz
by Staff
Sustainable travel is good for the earth, good for local economies, and an all-around good time. So how green are your credentials? Take our quiz on sustainable travel and other related HowStuffWorks topics to find out.

True or false: "Ecotourism" and "sustainable travel" are terms that mean exactly the same thing.

  • True
  • False

How much money does tourism contribute to the global GDP annually?

  • $5.7 million
  • $5.7 billion
  • $5.7 trillion

How many miles do Americans drive each year?

  • 500 billion miles
  • 3 trillion miles
  • 15 trillion miles

People who are eco-conscious at home rarely change their habits when they travel.

  • True
  • False

What do you call travel during which vacationers participate in charitable work?

  • Voluntourism
  • Aid-venture
  • Help-a-Habitat

Which of the following is not usually negatively affected by tourism?

  • The environment
  • The local culture
  • The local economy

Unlike Yellowstone National Park, the Great Wall of China, and Angkor Wat, Mount Everest's extreme height has protected it from environmental degradation.

  • True
  • False

In what way does tourism typically affect the cultural identity of a community?

  • It alters the original character of a community.
  • It reinforces and invigorates the existing culture .
  • It brings new development, increasing competition and lowering the cost of living for local residents.

Which is not a benefit of agritourism?

  • It provides a way for small farmers to generate additional income.
  • Scientific studies have shown that it improves crop health and increases yield.
  • It allows people to reconnect with the agricultural practices of the past.

A roadside produce stand represents what form of agritourism?

  • Direct-market agritourism
  • Education and experience agritourism
  • Recreation and event agritourism

If agritourism and traditional agriculture provide relatively equal profits to the farmer, it is considered a what?

  • Supplementary enterprise
  • Complementary enterprise
  • Primary enterprise

True or false: Businessmen can participate in sustainable travel.

  • True
  • False

What can you purchase to offset the carbon emissions incurred during your trip with investment in green energy projects?

  • Emissions vouchers
  • Greenhouse credits
  • Carbon offsets

Which is not a certification for green lodging sites?

  • Green Key
  • Blue Flag
  • Red Tree

True or false: Green hotels are never more profitable than traditional hotels.

  • True
  • False

What is it called when companies make their products sound greener than they really are?

  • Greenscreening
  • Greenwashing
  • Eco-fraud

Greenwashing is a widespread problem affecting many products and services.

  • True
  • False

Carbon offsets for a 6,500-mile (10,460-kilometer) cross-country flight in the United States cost about how much?

  • $0.17
  • $17.00
  • $170.00

Which form of transportation is the least eco-friendly?

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Airplane

True or false: Americans remain largely unreceptive to the goals of sustainable travel.

  • True
  • False