Week 1: Your entry is confirmed!

Thank you for completing the quiz and committing to the Carbon Footprint Challenge. You have been entered into the weekly draw for $350! The correct answers to the quiz are below.

True or False: Greenhouse gas emissions significantly impacting climate change are primarily caused by natural processes like volcanic activity and forest fires.

Correct answer: False

Greenhouse gas emissions that significantly contribute to climate change are largely a result of human activities, not natural events like volcanic eruptions or forest fires. Major contributors include burning fossil fuels for energy and transport, high levels of meat consumption, widespread deforestation, and industrial processes. These human activities produce far more greenhouse gases compared to what’s released by natural sources, making them the primary drivers of climate change.

True or False: The term “carbon dioxide equivalent” (CO2e) is used to compare the impact of different greenhouse gases based on their warming potential relative to carbon dioxide.

Correct answer: True

“Carbon dioxide equivalent” (CO2e) is a standard unit used to measure and compare the warming potential of various greenhouse gases, allowing for a more comprehensive assessment of their impact.

True or False: Taking public transportation, biking, or carpooling can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation.

Correct answer: True

Taking public transportation, biking, or carpooling can indeed help reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation, as these methods produce fewer emissions compared to driving alone in a personal vehicle.

Over the course of the six-week ImpAct-Climate Challenge, we’ll be sharing strategies towards fostering a culture of environmental responsibility and working together to address climate change.

Next week’s theme is energy conservation. Remember, each time you commit to a challenge, you’re not only entered into the draws, but you also get your college or institute closer to receiving a $3,000 bursary for a climate leader on campus.