Follow the links and clues through ecofabulous.com and greenisuniversal.com archives to find answers to the daily trivia questions!
Submit your entry and, if correct, you will be eligible to win the
prize of the day! Winners will be selected at random from the list of
eligible entrants. Submissions for each daily trivia question will end
when a new day’s clue has been posted. All winners and answers will be
posted at the end of Earth Week, April 27th.
Day 4: Green Your Cleaning
It’s Day 4 of the Eco Fact Finder Treasure Hunt! Today’s theme is Green Cleaning!
Read the fact and clues to answer the trivia question for a chance to win a set of fantastic, earth-friendly Method cleaning supplies from Spring home store in San Francisco.
By Dana J. Robinson, NBC Universal
If you don’t know what a hex code is, don’t sweat it – there are plenty of other ways for you to go green online! There are tons of ways to be proactive about saving the environment conveniently located on the web, which means you don’t have to leave the house to participate. (Added bonus: you’re also reducing your carbon footprint by not driving anywhere…win/win!)
My Baby Tree – http://www.mybabytree.org
The Indonesian rain forests are disappearing at an alarming rate, thanks to factors such as the country’s massive rubber and palm oil industries. According to the site, forest the size of 6 football fields is destroyed illegally. People and animals, both in Borneo and around the world, need these forests in order to thrive. For a small donation, you can pay for a new tree to be planted…but it doesn’t end there! You get to watch your tree grow up right before your eyes (and from the comfort of that sofa you’re probably still on… ahem!)
As Earth Week rounded out, Our Eco Fact Finder Treasure Hunt also met its end. We promised prizes, and they’ll be delivered shortly to the lucky winners (no packing peanuts!). We also promised answers, so here they are:
Question: How many plastic bottles per day do Americans toss into landfills?
Answer: 30 million
Question: What is one example of eco-friendly fabric?
Answers: organic cotton, soybean protein fiber, sasawashi, bamboo
By Rob Morrison, Anchor, WNBC
Here we are (Chris, Otis and me) reporting for duty in East Harlem.
We were proud to join about 200 NBCU volunteers and members of the New York Restoration Project to plant trees at the Martin Luther King Jr. Housing Campus. It’s all part of our ongoing Green is Universal “Earth Week.”
We didn’t mean to strike this Three Stooges looking pose, but we
needed to fill out some forms and there was very limited table space,
So Green Wednesday, the day after Earth Day, is here. Today
is a day when consumers can vote Green with their dollars and reward those
companies who offer eco-friendly products. I’ve been saving up my greenbacks and
researching my Green Wednesday purchases for weeks. It hasn’t been easy to
think of new green things we can do since our lifestyle is already very green,
but I’m ready to start exercising my purchasing power!
My environmental commitment is focused in three areas: “good
for me” green, “good for my family” green and “good for the planet” green. Here’s
where I’m putting my money today:
By Paul J. Gough, HollywoodReporter.com
NBC Universal’s push toward green business is sweeping over its newsgathering operation.
During Monday morning’s “Today” show, the network is scheduled to take the wraps off what it calls the “mean green streaming machine,” a hybrid SUV that leaves less of a footprint as it collects and transmits news from the road.
The white and green Ford Escape hybrid uses not only electric and gasoline power but also solar panels and wind turbines to recharge the batteries for its electronics gear.
By Nicole Walters, GreenisUniversal.com
The kind folks at mokugift.com have even made it easy for you. Just send GreenisUniversal.com an eTree and mokugift will work with Sustainable Harvest International to get a real tree planted.
It only costs a dollar a tree, plus look at how lonely our little bunny is…
By Sheryl Hausman, NBC Universal
Getting up at the ungodly hour of 5am the morning of April 22nd is not my usual routine but for the day’s activities, it was definitely worth it. I was going to be planting trees in East Harlem through NBC Volunteers to beautify the area and help reduce the rate of childhood asthma in that part of New York City.
If you weren’t able to sign-up for greendimes.com service at the NBC Experience Store during Earth Week, you can still sign up for their services at greendimes.com.
$20 seems like a pretty good deal for 5 years worth of mail monitoring, but if you feel like saving all the fun for yourself, here are a few things you can do:
By Mary Beth Gonzalez, iVillage.com
On Earth Day, I joined over 150 NBCU volunteers to plant trees in Harlem. The Green Is Universal team selected the specific location at Lenox Avenue and Malcolm Boulevard because the neighborhood
had a low tree population and a high children’s asthma rate. (A few weeks ago, my husband wrote Green
Medicine: Solutions to the Children’s Asthma Epidemic if you want more information on how trees can lower the incidence of asthma.)
I signed up because I thought planting trees would be fun… I welcomed that chance to get out into the sun (and away from my Blackberry) for a few hours and celebrate Earth Day with my fellow green friends. I pictured us placing small saplings in little holes, cutting a few ribbons and posing for a few photo ops. Let’s just say that I learned a lot this Earth Day…