Green Quiz: Famous Landmarks

Photo credit: Emily Orpin


Even if you aren’t aware of it, chances are an EarthShare member charity helped protect something  important to you in recent years, whether it’s a forest, the healthy food on your plate or the a beloved hiking trail. EarthShare member charity Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects since 1972.

In 2010, what iconic landmark did they save from development?

A) Boston Common

B) General Sherman, a giant sequoia

C) Cahuenga Peak, the land behind the Hollywood Sign

D) Cape Hatteras Lighthouse


Answer: C

In February 2010, The Trust for Public Land announced their fundraising campaign by covering the Hollywood Sign with letters that spelled “SAVE the PEAK.” Attracting worldwide attention, tens of thousands of people rallied, with many donating money to help buy the peak and preserve the view of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. Read on...