March 19, 2012: If Earth’s history is compared to a calendar year, modern human has
existed for 23 minutes and we have used on third of Earth’s natural
resources in the last 0.2 seconds.
March 14, 2012: Certified forest-friendly products currently make up about 36% of
global sales, and the number is expected to be as high as 45% by 2017.
March 7, 2012: There are 563 lakes in Canada that have an area greater than 100
square kilometers, and 20-25% of the world’s fresh water is in Canada.
February 28, 2012: Here’s this week’s lovely green fact.
Oxygen-starved dead zones that cannot sustain life now cover an area
roughly the size of the state of Oregon.
Not so lovely. On a brighter note…
Glass can be recycled endlessly with no loss in quality or purity!
February 14, 2012: Every Sunday, more than 500,000 trees are used to produce the 88% of
newspapers that are never recycled.
February 07, 2012: Each Canadian throws away approximately half a kilogram of packaging daily. In fact, half of our cities’ solid waste by volume and one-third of our waste by weight is made up of packaging.
January 31, 2012: With approximately 8% of its territory covered by lakes, Canada has more lake’s than any other country in the world.
January 23 2012: It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones.
January 17, 2012: Canada uses 6 million tonnes of paper and paperboard annually. Only 1/4 of Canada’s waste paper and paperboard is recycled.
November 15, 2o11: Eight-eight percent of Canadians have a least one type of energy-saving light in their home.
November 07, 2o11: Sixty-four percent of Canadians used a clothesline or drying rack in the past year!
November 01, 2011: By turning down your central heating thermostat one degree, fuel consumption is cut by as much as 10%.
October 26, 2011: As many as 17 trees are required to make one ton of paper, but every ton of recycled paper saves almost 400 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill and seventeen trees.
October 24, 2011: The energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a TV for about three hours
October 05, 2011: The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
courtesy of your lovely Science Adviser, Mary