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What is your Sustainability IQ? Renewable Energy Eat Your Greens UB Facts Climate Change I recycle because… 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 Q: Wind, water, solar, and biomass are examples of this type of energy A: What is renewable energy ? Q: A fossil fuel that is found deep below the earth’s surface and is pumped out. A: What is petroleum or oil? Q: DAILY DOUBLE: The splitting is called fission, the coming together of atoms is called fusion A: What is nuclear energy? Q: Uneven heating of the earth provides this source of energy A: What is Wind Energy? Q: This kind of car has two engines: one is an efficient internal combustion engine, the other is an electric engine. A: What is a Hybrid Car? Q: Nature's process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil A: What is Composting? Q: Foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers A: What is organic food? Q: When food is disposed in a landfill it rots and becomes a significant source of this greenhouse gas A: What is methane? Q: The process of raising livestock in confinement at high stocking density for purely economic reasons A: What is Factory Farming? Q: The number one greenhouse gas that livestock produce A: What is Methane? Q: UB’s transportation system that keeps 49,590,124 pounds of carbon dioxide kept out of our atmosphere every year A: What is the UB Stampede? Q: UB’s residence hall that is Gold Star LEED certified A: What is Griener Hall? Q: An on-campus renewable energy resource that reduces the UB Apartments energy need by approximately 30% A: What is UB’s Solar Strand? Q: UB’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030 A: What is UB’s Climate Action Plan? Q: DAILY DOUBLE: Tracking system that UB uses to measure sustainability performance A: What is S.T.A.R.S., or what is the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System? Q: The average weather conditions of an area measured over a long period of time. A: What is Climate? Q: Gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxides, in Earth’s lower atmosphere, that trap heat. A: What are greenhouse gasses? Q: The concentrations of greenhouse gases started to rise around 1860, at the start of this era A: What is the Industrial Revolution? Q: The type of gas that is a product of decomposition and is sometimes collected from the landfill to generate electricity A: What is methane gas? Q: When scientists use ice cores to investigate what the climate of Earth was like in the past, they are looking for a relationship between temperature and________. A: What is Carbon Dioxide? Q: Three ways to decrease waste A: What is reduce, reuse, recycle? Q: This material is recyclable and made of sand A: What is Glass? Q: There is a limit to the amount of times that aluminum, can be recycled, true or false? A: False Q: The average American person generates approximately this many pounds of trash per day A: What is 4 pounds? Q: Americans throw away this many Styrofoam cups per year A: What is 25,000,000,000 (25 billion)?