Putting it in Perspective
- "If all of the world's 1 billion PC's were powered down for just one night - it would save enough energy to light up New York City's Empire State Building - inside and out - for more than 30 years"
- Source: 1E Energy Awareness Campaign
Resuable Water Bottles:
- "Americans buy 28 billion single-serving plastic water bottles every year, and 80% of those end up in landfills, according to the Container Recycling Institute. Meeting the nation's demand for bottle water requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 100,000 cars for a year, the Earth Policy Insitute estimes."
- Source: Chicago Tribune
- Everyday in the U.S., we produce enough trash to equal the weight of the Empire State Building. We throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, produce enough Styrofoam cups annually to circle the earth 436 times and trash enough office paper to build a 12-foot wall form Los Angeles to New York City. We throw away 570 disposable diapers each second, and toss out enough aluminum cans to rebuild our commercial air fleet every three months. Each year we fill enough garbage trucks to stretch from Earth halfway to the moon.
- Source: http://webecoist.com
- Creating a new aluminum can from scratch takes 95% more energy than making a can from recycled aluminum.
- Source: Earth911
- In the United States alone, 120 million cell phones are thrown away each year. One million cell phones recycled equals 350 trillion gallons of water saved from pollution and 100 thousand people helped.
Report dripping faucets:
- A dripping faucet wastes more than 600 gallons a year.
- A running toilet wastes more than 131,000 gallons a year.