Did You Know?
Facts & Figures about
Saving Mother Earth
April 17 : 05 days till Earth Day
Did you know that Americans recycle 53.4% of the paper products we consume?
Even still, Americans throw away an average of 600 pounds of paper per person every year. Recycling just one four foot stack of newspapers is enough to save one 40-foot fir tree.
Did you know that if everyone on Planet Earth lived the way Americans do, we would need 5.3 planets to sustain ourselves?
Americans comprise just 5% of the Earth’s population, but we produce over 40% of the world’s waste. Do you know what your carbon footprint is? Take the Ecological Footprint Quiz to find out.
Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.