Week 2: Your entry is confirmed!

Thank you for committing to the Energy Consumption Challenge! You’ve entered the weekly draw for $350.

The correct answers to the quiz are below:

True or False: Buildings account for 20% of total energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide.

Correct answer: False

Buildings account for 40% of total energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, not 20%. This substantial proportion underlines the crucial role buildings play in the overall environmental impact, particularly through their energy use for heating, cooling, and lighting. Reducing emissions from buildings is therefore a key area for addressing climate change.

True or False: Switching to LED bulbs and unplugging electronics when not in use are suggested as strategies to reduce energy consumption, but they have no impact on overall greenhouse gas emissions.

Correct answer: False

Strategies like switching to LED bulbs and unplugging electronics when not in use are indeed effective in reducing energy consumption and, consequently, have an impact on reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions. Individual actions like these contribute to broader efforts to conserve energy and mitigate climate change.

True or False: Smart thermostats can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 600 kilograms per year for an average household.

Correct answer: True

Making a switch to a smart thermostat helps in optimizing heating and cooling energy use. This can significantly reduce your energy consumption, leading to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

Throughout the duration of the ImpAct-Climate Challenge, we will share strategies to create a culture of environmental stewardship. Together, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions! Don’t forget to spread the word to your friends and colleagues, inviting them to join the challenge.

Stay tuned for next week’s theme centered around sustainable food choices.