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GO GREEN FOR APRIL

Earth Day is April 22nd
Here are some astonishing facts about our environment:

  • If everyone in the world consumed like the average U.S. citizen, we would need at least four more planet Earths. Purchasing Power: World Watch Paper 166
  • The energy saved by recycling one aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours. ThinkQuest, 2006
  • We are consuming the earth's resources 20% faster than they can be sustained. Scripps Howard News Service, 2006
  • Every ton of recycled paper saves 380 gallons of oil. ThinkQuest, 2006
  • Every 20 minutes, the world adds another 3,500 human lives but loses one or more entire species of animal or plant life at least 27,000 species per year. verpopulation.org, 2006

What can you do to help celebrate Earth Day?
At Work

  • Start a car pool or walk, bike or use mass transit.
  • Use environmentally preferable cleaning supplies to help reduce pollution.
  • Turn off computer monitors, printers, copy machines and the lights when they are not being used.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Recycle office products.
  • Print double sided whenever possible.

At Home

  • Save energy by turning off appliances and lights when not in use.
  • Use the Energy Star program using energy efficient products. ( www.energystar.gov)
  • Look for the WaterSense label to use water efficient products and programs. www.epa.gov/watersense/index.htm.
  • Reduce waste by purchasing permanent not disposable items
  • Reuse and Recycle

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