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Earth Week Facts


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Did you ever wonder how many eggs you'll eat or how much milk you'll drink in a lifetime? In preparation for Earth Week, it's important to us to realize the impact we're having on our environment - check out this presentation for some interesting facts about "The Human Footprint."

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Earth Week Facts

  1. 1. The Human Footprint
  2. 2. The Human Footprint
  3. 3. Your Life in Numb3rs <ul><li>The Average American Life Expectancy is 77 Years . </li></ul><ul><li>Follow us on a journey and see how each of us leave our mark on this planet . </li></ul>
  4. 4. You Will Eat 19,826 Eggs <ul><li>19,826 eggs weigh 1.3 tons – that’s the weight of a Mini Cooper . </li></ul><ul><li>You’d need almost 57 hens laying eggs for one year for your lifetime’s consumption . </li></ul>
  5. 5. You Will Drink 43,371 Soda Cans <ul><li>That’s enough to stretch out 3.42 miles or 50 football fields with end zones. </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly, Americans recycle enough cans to power 1,118,000 homes for a year. </li></ul>
  6. 6. You Will Read 5,054 Newspapers <ul><li>It takes 43 trees to make a lifetime of newspapers for each U.S. citizen. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes 191 million trees for the rest society’s newspaper needs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. You Will Drink 26,112 Glasses of Milk <ul><li>That’s 9.2 million cows working each day for our cereal bowls . </li></ul>
  8. 8. You Will Drive 627,000 Miles <ul><li>That’s like driving around the planet 25.18 times. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also enough to drive to the moon and back . </li></ul>
  9. 9. You Will Eat 5,067 Bananas <ul><li>That’s 1.1 tons of banana peels . </li></ul><ul><li>Those bananas also will have 11 million miles of air time to reach the United States. </li></ul>
  10. 10. You Will Take 28,433 Showers <ul><li>Assuming you take 5 minute showers, your lifetime water use is like running the water for 98 days nonstop . </li></ul><ul><li>Average shower uses 25 gallons of water. </li></ul>
  11. 11. You Will Use 3,796 Diapers <ul><li>That many diapers use 715 pounds of plastics . </li></ul><ul><li>It also takes 5.65 barrels of crude oil to make that many diapers. </li></ul>
  12. 12. You Will Buy 8 Microwaves, 7 Air Conditioners, and 10 Television Sets ( you’ll spend nearly 10,000 days in front of the TV ) .
  13. 13. You Will Buy 5 Refrigerators, 15 Computers, and 7 Washing Machines.
  14. 14. It Adds Up Doesn’t It?
  15. 15. Facts and Source for this presentation: Human Footprint WEDNESDAYs 9PM ET/PT