TODAY | April 21, 2014
>>> tomorrow, people around the world will celebrate earth day . and here at nbc universal we're doing our part by going green all week.
>> so we're testing your green iq on all things ecofriendly with fun trivia that could even save you some money.
>> guess who's here? shantia degersdorf.
>> she's going to put us to the test.
>> we'll let her ask the questions.
>> the whole entire thing before we buzz in.
>> question one. on average what is the approximate daily home water use for each person in the u.s. 10 gallons, gallons, 100 gallons?
>> each day? 10 gallons.
>> that is incorrect. it is --
>> all right.
>> i didn't get that. i heard her say that.
>> 50 gallons for one person.
>> that's very high.
>> shower, washing your hands, just about everything contributes. number two, which of the following takes a the longest time to break down or to disintegrate? disposable diaper, hard plastic, aluminum can or plastic six pack holder.
>> the answer is c, aluminum can can.
>> hard plastic container.
>> the answer is d. if you can believe it, the plastic six pack holder, 450 years before it breaks down. yes. very dangerous.
>> which takes the longest? oh, i was thinking the shortest.
>> oh, no.
>> we'll have time to make it up. number three. which --
>> which uses less water? the dishwasher or washing dishes by hand?
>> which uses less?
>> you go.
>> i'm going to say washing them by hand.
>> i'm going to say the dishwasher.
>> that is correct. surprisingly.
>> i got a point.
>> if mine's wrong, and there are two -- you don't just win.
>> i won one.
>> here we go. number four. when it comes to books, what is more ecofriendly, using an ereader , buying hard copies or are they about the same?
>> you should have waited.
>> use an ereader . nothing has to die for that.
>> this is a --
>> it is about the same.
>> c is the correct answer. this is a tricky one. initially manufacturing an ereader takes almost as many emissions up as making about 20 books. so for the first year, it is about a wash. later on, the ereader might be better.
>> my head is going to explode. what's next?
>> in the average home, which of the following uses the most water? flushing the toilet, filling the tub, a ten-minute shower or one load of clothes in the washer.
>> sasha, the correct answer is c, taking a ten minute shower.
>> that is correct.
>> that is correct. it can be up to 50 gallons of water. for one shower.
>> i think we have time for double or nothing. double or nothing, kathie you might win.
>> what percentage of hybrid car owners replace their hybrids with another hybrid when it is time to get a new car? 35, 45, 79?
>> i'll go with 35. they're not as --
>> very true. it is surprising. it is very surprising.
>> not as happy as they want to be.
>> sasha, what did we win?
>> kathie won.