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Old 10-10-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Talking Going Green :D

This is about how you go green and somethings that can help!
  • 17 mature trees
  • 7,000 gallons of water
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 2 barrels of oil; and
  • 4,100 kw hours of electricity (enough to power a home for 5 months)
  • 500,000 – number of trees cut down to produce each week’s Sunday newspapers
  • 25,000,000 – number of trees saved a year IF every American recycled just 1/10 of their newspapers
  • 75,000 – number of trees saved recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times
  • 250,000,000 – number of trees saved if all our newspaper was recycled
  • The average American uses 7 trees a year
  • 1 Billion – estimated number of trees worth of paper thrown away every year in the US
  • 85,000,000 Tons - amount of paper Americans use per year
  • 17 trees saved can absorb a total of 250 pound of carbon dioxide; burning 17 trees would create 1500 pounds of carbon dioxed
  • More than 56% of paper consumed in the US in ‘07 was recycled! That equals 360 pounds for each person in the Country!
  • 400 paper mills use recovered materials for their paper producing process
Go Green Facts – Water
  • Americans use an average of 100 gallons of water each day!
  • Surveys show 36 states anticipate water shortages by 2013!
  • If all US residential homes installed water-efficient appliances, the country would save more than 3 Trillion Gallons of water and more than $18 Billion dollars per year!
  • If 1 out of every 100 residential homes converted to water-efficient fixtures, we would roughly save 100 Million kWh of electricity per year and 80,000 Tons of GHG (GreenHouse Gas Emissions). That’s roughly taking 15,000 vehicles from the road for 1 year!
  • Between 1950 and 2000, the US population nearly doubled. However, in that same period, public demand for water more than tripled! Go Green, save water.
  • If your toilet is from 1992 or earlier, you probably have an inefficient model using at least 3.5 up to 6 Gallons per flush! Now you can install 1.3 Gallons per flush or Zero-Gallons per flush!
  • Faucets generally flow 2 Gallons per minute. Save 8 gallons every time you brush your teeth by turning the faucet off.
  • Today’s faucets run as low as 0.5 gallons per minute!
  • Today’s showerheads run as low as 1.0 gallons per minute!
  • 56 billion kWh per year – the amount of electricity consumed by public water supplying and treating facilities!
  • 5 minutes of a running faucet equals roughly a 14 hour run time of a 60-watt light bulb
  • Bath = 70 gallons of water
  • Shower = 30 gallons of water (change your showerhead to a low-flow head (1 gallon/minute))
  • Outdated washing machines use about 40 gallons per load
  • Newer, efficient washing machines use less than 28 gallons per load
  • Using too much water also significantly contributes to “nonpoint source pollution.” This is when water moves across the ground, collecting pollutant from various sources, and eventually depositing them into our drinking water. Failing to use water efficiently can hurt our water supply by:
  • Altering stream flows due to excessive withdrawals increasing the amount of dirty runoff water that flows into natural water supplies. This runoff water carries sediments, mutrients, salts, and other pollutants and can be caused, among other things, by overirrigating urban landscapes or farm fields. Nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are naturally occurring, but habitats can be destroyed when excess amounts of any one nutrient, especially phosphorus, are concentrated in the soil or water
  • Creating the need to build additional dams. Dams generate nonpoint source pollution by trapping sediment and other pollutants, affecting water quality both upstream and downstream. This concentrates pollutants, causes sediment in the river to pile up, decreases dissolved oxygen and alters water temperatures.
Go Green Facts - Plastic / Styrofoam
  • 2,500,000 – plastic bottles used every hour by Americans
  • Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it the incenerator
  • 25,000,000,000 – amount of styrofoam cups thrown away every year
Go Green Facts - Metals
  • Every ton of recycled steel saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,000 pounds of coal, and 40 pounds of limestone.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours – equivalent to a half gallon of gas.
  • Recycling aluminum saves roughly 95% of the energy needed to produce new aluminum from raw materials.
  • Energy saved by recycling 1 ton equals the amount of energy the average American home consumes over a 10 year period!
  • Americans throw away enough aluminum they could rebuild our commercial air fleet in 1 month!
  • Recycling tin and steel saves 74% of energy used to prodcue virgin steel.
  • 100 Million – amount of cans used per day!
  • 350,000 – aluminum cans produced every minute
  • More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product
  • There is NO limit to the amount of times an aluminum can can be recycled
  • 80,000,000,000 – number of cans used every year
  • A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1 pound of steel.
  • Go Green! Make a conscious effort to save water as it’s our most essential resource.
Go Green Facts – Glass
  • Glass can be recycled forever
  • Mining and transporting raw materials for glass produces about 385 pounds of waste for every ton of glass that is made. If recycled glass is substituted for half of the raw materials, the waste is cut by more than 80%.
  • Recycling 1 glass bottle causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials
  • 1 glass bottle would take at least 4,000 years to decompose
  • In 1994, if all the glass bottles / jars were laid end to end, it would reach the moon and half way back to earth!
  • Every month, Americans throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a skyscraper
Go Green Facts – General
  • The average American will throw 600 times their weight (90,000 lbs or 47.5 tons) in the garbage over their lifetime! Go green, the majority of that trash is recyclable.
  • Compact Flourescent (CF) bulbs use about 1/4 the energy to produce the same amount of light as a traditional incandescent bulb.
  • ENERGY STAR equipment uses an average 65% less electricity than standard models.
  • Printer cartridges take about 450 years to decompose, so Go Green and recycle.
  • The 1st recycling program was introduced in NYC in the 1890s.
  • 1/3 of an average landfill is made up of packaging material
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