Sustain your brain with Earth Day trivia

Earth Day isn’t all about dirt, but it sure is a fun part of it.

Earth Day is April 22, and this year’s message is to “Mobilize the Earth” by standing united in the quest to have a more sustainable future and to demand positive action in that direction by our leaders.

Last week, Jenna Byers won against a longtime Head2Head Trivia champ. This week, her opponent, Jason Andrews, is looking for his first victory.

QUESTIONS 1. When was the first Earth Day celebrated?

2. What was the world’s first established national park?

3. Name the environmental activist who recently spoke at the Sottile Theatre and who has organized demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline?

4. What percentage of the world’s population is without safe drinking water?

5. One bus carries as many people as how many cars?

6. Where was Greenpeace founded?

7. Name the island nation that is just 8 feet above sea level and whose recently ousted president tried to call the world’s attention to the dangers of climate change.

8. Where was the first major international conference on environmental issues?

9. Of all the water on Earth, what percentage is fresh water?

10. How many trees are saved for every ton of paper recycled?

JENNA’S ANSWERS 1. Sometime in the ’70s.

2. Yellowstone. Helps that I’ve been there.

3. Bill McKibben. Love him. 4. I’m guessing, but I’ll say 25 percent.

5. 50 6. Canada 7. It’s the Maldives, and the former President’s name is Naveed.

8. This I don’t know, so maybe Denmark?

9. Five 10. 20 JASON’S ANSWERS

1. 1986 2. Yosemite 3. Don’t know.

4. About a quarter? 5. You looking for an average? 100.

6. Canada 7. Philippines? 8. Japan

9. 1 percent 10. 10 CONCLUSION

Jenna racks up her second victory in a row with a win over Jason. Can she make it to three? We’ll have to wait until next week to find out.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for ideas of what to do for Earth Day or just ways to live a greener lifestyle, check out www.earthday.org/2012.

CORRECT ANSWERS 1. 1970 2. Yellowstone National Park, in 1872.

3. Bill McKibben 4. 25 percent

5. 40 6. Canada 7. Maldives 8. Sweden

9. 2.5 percent 10. 17