GreenLiving The Time for Caring is Now
Why Should We Care?
12 percent of the world’s population lives in North America and Western Europe and accounts for 60 percent of private consumption spending.
Freshwater withdrawals have tripled over the last half-century and demand for freshwater is increasing by 64 billion cubic meters annually.
At least 50 million acres of rainforest are lost every year, totaling an area the size of England, Wales and Scotland combined.
The world’s annual consumption of plastic materials has increased from around 5 million tons in the 1950s to nearly 100 million tons today.
Only 1% of China’s 560 million city residents breathe air that is considered safe by the European Union.
Every day in the US., we produce enough trash to equal the weight of the Empire State Building.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which Is a swirling vortex of waste and debris in the Pacific Ocean, covers an area twice the size of the continental U.S. and is believed to hold almost 100 million tons of garbage.
Can I Make A Difference?
Recycling one aluminum can save enough energy to run a TV for three hours. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees. 2 barrels of oil. and 4,100 kilowatts of energy.
Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75.000 trees. Increasing steel recycling by 50% would save the energy equivalent to 7 nuclear power plants.
Scientists found that even small actions around the house can reduce U.S. carbon emissions by more than 7% over the next decade.
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