Eco-Puzzle & Answers

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3) The typical home ____ system uses more energy than any other appliance. [HVAC]

5) Over the last century, humans have cleared 11.6 million square miles of forest, more than three times the area of the United States, for ____ . [AGRICULTURE]

6) The most significant choice, which saves on average 58.6 tons of CO2 equivalent per year is having one fewer ____. [CHILD]

7) Plants and animals live in a a biological community called an ____. [ECOSYSTEM]

8) The Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a ____.” [HABIT]

9) When you ____, you reduce yard waste and fertilize your lawn. [GRASSCYCLE]

13) Upgrade to ____ lightbulbs to save electricity. [LED]

14) Planting trees helps restore in the atmosphere. [OXYGEN]

18) ____ is reducing the world’s natural foliage at an alarming rate. [DEFORESTATION]


19) Environmentally sustainable ____ utilizes textiles made from waste or natural materials. [FASHION]

20) Carry groceries in ____ shopping bags. [REUSABLE]

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1) ____ practices are environmentally balanced, preserving natural resources while avoiding non-biodegradable waste. [SUSTAINABLE]

2) When you ____ used plastic, aluminum, and glass, it is converted reusable material. [RECYCLE]

4) To save water and simplify maintenance, ____ your lawn. [XERISCAPE]

10) The Paris Agreement outlines governmental actions to help stop ____ change. [CLIMATE]

11) ____ for women empowers them to take part in local economies and make better choices regarding family size. [EDUCATION]

12) Project aims to help the world stop climate change by advancing science-based strategies. [DRAWDOWN]

15) When buying ____ products, it is important to read labels. [GREEN]

16) Producing one pound of ____ can use more than 1,800 gallons of water compared to 71 gallons for green peas. [BEEF]

17) A running ____ can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day, two-thirds of an average family’s entire daily use. [TOILET]

18) Instead of discarding gently used clothing, reuse, sell, or _____ items. [DONATE]