eco FAQs

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Green Puzzle

Just the facts, ma’am… random eco-facts that make us think…

  • The average life of a 100-watt incandescent bulb consumes enough energy to drive a Toyota Prius from New York to San Francisco.
  • Only 1% of China’s 560 million city residents breathe air that is considered safe by the European Union.
  • Around 2 billion people in the world are currently without electricity.
  • A 1-kilowatt home solar system will prevent approximately 170 pounds of coal from being burned, 300 pounds of CO2 from being released and 105 gallons of water from being consumed – each month!
  • The amount of sunlight that falls to the earth’s surface in one minute is sufficient to meet world energy demands for an entire year.
  • The average American throws away nearly 65 pounds of textiles each yar.
  • 500,000 – the number of trees it takes to produce each week’s Sunday newspapers.
  • An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can in 500 years.
  • The average American family throws away about 88 pounds of plastic each year.
  • 1 billion people in the world do not have access to clean water.
  • It takes 12 pounds of grain and 2,500 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of hamburger.