In which city did the modern environmental justice movement begin? 

  1. Houston, TX
  2. Montgomery, AL
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. All of the above

Answer: C – Chicago

Most consider Hazel Johnson’s work in Chicago as the start of the modern environmental justice movement. Hazel rallied her neighbors in a public housing project on the Southside of Chicago to stop – and repair – the toxic conditions in which they lived, due to their proximity to a toxic landfill.

Which of these people was a founder of The United Farm Workers of America?

  1. Cesar Chavez
  2. Larry Itliong
  3. Dorlores Huerta
  4. All of the above

Answer: D – All of the above

The UFW originated from the merger of two workers’ rights organizations, the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) led by organizer Larry Itliong, and the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. They joined forces in 1965, when the mostly Filipino farm workers of the AWOC in Delano, California, initiated a grape strike, and the NFWA went on strike in support. Their efforts ultimately led to unionization of farm workers, ensuring better pay and working conditions. 

Which of the following was one of the first national wilderness areas in the United States?

  1. Togiak Wilderness, Alaska
  2. Gila Wilderness Area, New Mexico
  3. Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, Washington
  4. Death Valley, California
  5. All of the above

Answer: B. Gila Wilderness Area, New Mexico

Due in large part to Aldo Leopold’s advocacy, the Gila National Forest in New Mexico was among the first national wilderness areas designated in the U.S. It includes more wilderness than any other national forest in the Southwest.

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Which of these conservation/climate justice accounts should you be following on Instagram?

  1. @IntersectionEnvironmentalist
  2. @JungleJordan23
  3. @AllWeCanSave
  4. @EcoJusticeProject
  5. @Environment
  6. @EcoResolution
  7. All of the above

Answer G: All of the above

By following leading environmental justice organizations on social media, you can not only learn more about their work and priorities, you can show them support by following their accounts and liking and sharing their posts.

What Movement is Aaron Tailfeathers known for?

  1. #BlackLivesMatter
  2. #LandBack
  3. #StandingRock
  4. #NoDAPL
  5. #ClimateStrike
  6. All of the above

Answer: B – #LandBack

A member of the Kainai Tribe of the Blackfeet Confederacy of Canada, Aaron Tailfeathers popularized the term #LandBack in memes criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s policies supporting pipeline development and opposition to land reparations. It has since become a widely-used term to call for the return of stolen land to indigenous people.

Which city has the most tree cover?

  1. Tampa, Florida
  2. New York, New York
  3. Frankfurt, Germany
  4. All of the above

Answer: E. All of the above

It depends on how you count it. Tampa tops MIT’s Treepedia list, with more than one third (36.1%) of the city given over to tree cover. The MIT study is based on a review of 27 cities. 

Researchers at the US Forest Service put New York first with 39.2% tree cover, after reviewing the world’s 25 most populous urban areas (only one city per country).

Assessing access to trees as its measure, Urban forestry experts at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) asked whether city-dwellers sense, see or, ideally, touch the trees in their city? Frankfurt excels at this with 75% of residents within 99 meters of tree cover.

Who are Jamie Margolin, Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew, and Zanagee Artis?

Answer: Jamie Margolin, Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew, and Zanagee Artis are the founders of Zero Hour, a diverse, youth-led movement dedicated to concrete action to end climate change that energized a generation of young climate activists.

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