Sunday, August 22, 2010

Report from the 2010 Ecofest

Notice the water drop on my hat (I couldn't compete with the guy in the turtle suit!). Questions in the EcoFest passport:
  1. Which water quality test measures the clarity of water?
  2. Why save the rain?
  3. What is an aquifer?
  4. Public water supplies create 180 gallons of water per day, per person. What percentage of this water is for drinking by people?
  5. How much rain water do you get from 1 square foot of roof during a 1 inch rain?
  6. What items make for a bad environment and how can we make it better?
  7. What are two important water quality measures?
  8. Of the 62,000 chemical used in products in our homes, how many are tested by the FDA?
  9. What is a watershed?
  10. What is one of the causes of stream bank erosion?
  11. What do ducks, geese, beaver, mink and muskrat have in common?
  12. Name two items that can be recycled.
  13. Name two renewable energy sources.
  14. How much new water is created each year?
  15. What is the difference between a sanitary sewer and a storm sewer?
  16. Which City (Independence, MO) parks allow public fishing?
  17. Rain gardens can absorb what percent more water than the same size lawn?
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