Several hundred participants have taken the quiz: this is how much people know about sustainability

Veolia launched its Earth Day quiz again this year.

As in previous years, Veolia launched its exciting quiz this year again on the occasion of Earth Day, when participants had to answer questions about sustainability posted on the company’s Körkörös Gazdaság (Circular Economy) blog.

The participants of the quiz had 15 questions to answer. The right answers were hidden in the articles previously published on the blog. 292 players answered the questions of whom 3 lucky winners will receive a valuable green gift package from Veolia. The package contains a book ‘The Green Home’ by Marcus Franken and Monika Götze, a board game ‘The Photosynthesis’, a sustainable textile tote bag, an electricity consumption meter and some other smaller Veolia gifts.

The most correct answers (83.2% of the participants) were given to the questions related to the only locations in Hungary which are fully free from light pollution, the astronomical observatories of Zselic and Bükk; and participants knew equally well the difference between blue, grey and green hydrogen. Many knew what walipini was and that China exploited the most coal in the world. Almost two third of the participants guessed how much carbon dioxide was emitted by a traditional paper book.

At the same time, some questions proved to be a bit difficult for the players. More than half of the participants were not aware that 90% of Hungary’s land was exposed to drought, or that the waste reduction week held last year focussed on plastic waste only. Many people didn’t guess correctly the size of our planet’s forests. One may be shocked that there are more trees in the Russian forests than in the forests along the Amazonas.

A great number of players gave correct answers to every single questions, and three of them were selected by drawing lots and will receive valuable Veolia gifts. If you have missed this year’s quiz, but would like to try yourself, or you are just happy to read articles about sustainability every week, please follow our blog Körkörös Gazdaság and its Facebook site.