Mushroom Sustainability IQ-quiz for Earth Month

The Mushroom Council is encouraging consumers to spend a few minutes this Earth Month (April) and Earth Day (April 22) discovering their “Mushroom Sustainability IQ” while supporting The Conservation Fund.

The Mushroom Council recently released The Mushroom Sustainability Story: Water, Energy and Climate Environmental Metrics 2017. This study finds that production of a pound of mushrooms requires only 1.8 gallons of water and 1.0 kilowatt hours of energy, and generates only .7 pounds of CO2 equivalent emissions. In addition, the annual average yield of mushrooms is 7.1 pounds per square foot – meaning up to 1 million pounds of mushrooms can be produced on just one acre.

The Mushroom Council’s “What’s Your Mushroom Sustainability IQ?” quiz tests key findings from the study. Individuals who take the quiz by April 22 receive a special promo code and a link to take the “Blenditarian Pledge,” where they commit to mixing finely chopped mushrooms with meat for more sustainable dishes. For each pledge received by Earth Day (with the promo code), the Mushroom Council will donate $0.25 to The Conservation Fund (up to $1,000). Each person who pledges automatically enters for a chance to win a mushroom mini farm set and a $100 Whole Foods gift card.

Bart Minor
President & CEO 
The Mushroom Council
Tel: (650) 632-4250

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