With the downturn in the economy, most of us are concerned about our money. But you shouldn't have to sacrifice your green way of life to be prudent with your spending and investments. See how you're doing with our quiz, and check out the Green Investing group on Climate Crossroads to learn more about being greener with your green.
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In the first seven months of 2009, green funds _______ standard funds by ________
underperformed; 3 to 1.
outperformed; 3 to 1.
underperformed; 1 to 2.
outperformed by 1 to 2.
Although saving paper by paying bills online sounds good, it's not as safe as receiving bills in the mail and mailing back a check.
As you search for green investment opportunities, you need to look out for "greenwashing."
What are the top four states for "cleantech" (industries centered on efficiency and energy savings)?
California, Texas, Massachusetts, and Colorado.
Texas, Maine, Ohio, and Florida.
Colorado, Oregon, New York, and Vermont.
Massachusetts, Indiana, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
Socially responsible investors often refer to the triple bottom line:
Money, money, and money.
Profit, performance, and longevity.
Profit, CEO bonuses, and stock options.
People, planet, and profit.
When it comes to banking and the environment, all banks are the same.
Your "green" portfolio should include mostly companies that make products like wind turbines and photovoltaic cells.
For every dollar in energy savings an office building with an Energy Star rating has, landlords can expect ______ in property value.
no increase at all
an $0.18 increase
an $18 increase
an $18 decrease
From a carbon-emissions standpoint, it always makes sense to buy a new, more efficient car if you can afford it.
It always makes sense to buy green products.