GreenStar Certification Questionnaire


The Florida Wildlife Federation would like to acknowledge its members’ personal commitment to a clean and healthy environment through the Florida GreenStar Certification program. Please answer the following questions by entering the number under “Point Value” that best describes the frequency that you engage in each beneficial activity. ( 5 = All of the time; 3 = Some of the time; 0 = Never)

If you receive a score of 120 or higher, we will send you a Florida GreenStar Certificate to honor your efforts. Thank you for taking part in this new program.

*If you live in a condominium or other residence with no yard, give yourself 3 points on the * questions below. Passing grade for receiving an FWF GreenStar Certificate is 120.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL PRACTICES

Point Value*

Outdoor Impact

1*

I limit the use of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides in my yard.

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2*

I am reducing lawn areas and replacing invasive, exotic vegetation with native plants or Florida-friendly plants.

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3*

I maintain an area with food, water and cover for wildlife on my property.

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4

When in the outdoors, I follow water, fish and wildlife regulations carefully and practice ethical outdoor behavior.

  

5

I respect public and private lands, parks, picnic areas, camping and other outdoor sites, and try to leave them cleaner than I found them.

  

6*

I prefer to use organic gardening practices.

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7*

I maintain native trees in good condition to help shade my residence.

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8

I try to instill respect for nature and conservation practices in my children/grandchildren and other people in my life.

  

Transportation

9

Fuel efficiency is important to me. I drive a hybrid or other gas-saving vehicle, or plan to buy one when I replace my present vehicle.

  

10

I carpool with others or use public transportation to work or school.

  

11

I reduce my driving trips to save gasoline and the environment.

  

12

I walk or bicycle to near-by locations when possible instead of driving.

  

Building

13*

I have upgraded to energy star appliances and/or will look for the energy star label when purchasing appliances and electronic items in the future.

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14

I have wrapped my water heater in a water heater blanket or have an “instant” hot water heater.

  

15

I use green household cleaning products to reduce chemicals entering the waterways.

  

16*

I have or am considering installing a solar water heater and/or more efficient heating and cooling system in my residence.

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17

I have made myself familiar with local, state, and federal energy efficiency incentives.

  

Energy

18

I use energy-saving light bulbs or other efficient means instead of incandescent bulbs.

  

19

I turn off ceiling fans, lights, television and other electrical devices when not in the room.

  

20

I put computers, printers, television sets and other “instant-on” devices on a powerstrip and turn it off when not in use.

  

21

I limit the use of the washer, dryer and dishwasher to full loads only.

  

22

I normally use cold water for my laundry.

  

Water

23

I use permanent containers for portable drinking water instead of single-use bottled water.

  

24

I normally use a water fountain or tap water.

  

25

I have low-flush toilets, or will install this kind of water-saving plumbing fixture if new toilets are needed in my home.

  

26

I have low-water-use shower heads, or reduce shower time and/or water in tub.

  

27

I turn the water off while I brush my teeth or shave until water is really needed.

  

28*

I capture rainwater in rain barrels to assist in watering my yard and/or garden.

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29*

I use mulch (but NOT Cypress mulch) on my property to conserve water.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

30

I recycle paper and cardboard.

  

31

I recycle metal cans, plastic containers and glass bottles.

  

32

I try to purchase foods and other products with less packaging.

  

33

I pass on usable clothes, toys, etc. to other people or charitable organizations.

  

34

I use reusable containers instead of baggies for storage and in my lunch box.

  

35

I do not use plastic bags for my purchases, and have my own reusable bags.

  

36

I reuse the few plastic bags I must acquire as liners for my waste basket containers, or for other uses.

  

Miscellaneous

37

I review FWF’s publications, website (www.fwfonline.org), bulletins, FaceBook or other environmental publications for requests to write or call legislators and act on the request.

  

38

I stay informed of local issues and provide good environmental views to elected leaders.

  

39

I purchase locally grown produce and food when available.

  

40

Describe your own activity that benefits the environment not listed above. (10 point bonus)

 
  

Passing grade is 120.                                                                                   Total: