Facts



• 2.5 million bottles of water are tossed each hour and 3 million are placed into landfills in California alone!
• Plastic outweighs plankton in Southern California waters 24:1
• A water drip can waste up to 20 gallons of water a day

• A running toilet can waste up 200

• The EPA estimates that 75% of Americans trash could be recycled
• Only 25% of Americans trash is recycled
• An aluminum can, can generate enough energy for 3 hours

• Every Sunday 500,000 trees could be saved if everyone recycled their newspapers

Buildings of the world consume:

• 40% of the world’s energy & materials
• 25% of the wood harvested
• 17% of our water

The average American house uses:

• 13,127 board feet of lumber
• 6,212 square feet of sheathing
• 2,000 square feet of flooring

In the U.S., buildings account for:

• 36% of total electricity consumption
• 62% of electricity use
30% of greenhouse gas emissions
• 37% of ozone depletion potential

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