Here it comes — Earth Day — the observance dedicated to the idea that the more we know about energy issues and the environment, the better choices we’ll be able to make about the way we behave, the technology we embrace, and the world we create for today and tomorrow.
Forty years after the first Earth Day, how much have we learned?
For that matter, how much do you know?
Public Agenda, the nonprofit nonpartisan research and citizen’s engagement organization, challenges you to take their quiz.
QUIZ: Facts, Myths & What Most Americans Know About Energy:
They think you’ll find it an eye-opener, especially when you compare your answers to those in the national sample they surveyed for their most recent study, “The Energy Learning Curve,” on public attitudes, knowledge and opinion on proposals to change the ways we find, produce and use energy.
COMPARE YOUR ANSWERS:
“The Energy Learning Curve” was done in association with Planet Forward (http://www.planetforward.org), the Web site and PBS TV show (http://www.planetforward.org/pbs-show-04152009) which brings experts and citizens to discuss energy issues, now accepting contributions for its May 21 Web sequel in which the best viewer-submitted ideas will be presented to Van Jones, President Obama’s green jobs advisor.
So how did you do on the energy quiz? I got 6 out of 10. /Gary