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Green Facts

When we are aware of our environmental footprint, we are more likely to make changes in our daily lives, walk our talk, inspire others around us to make a change as well, and our efforts will ripple out and change the world. Below are a few green facts that will help increase your awareness about our impact on the environment:


  • In one second, our sun produces enough energy to meet the current needs of the entire Earth for 500,000 years. Only 1% of U.S. electricity is generated from solar power.” Sources: Boston Globe, Energy Information Administration, The Guardian Unlimited.
  • If every U.S. household replaced one roll of regular paper towels with 100 percent recycled ones, we’d save 544,000 trees. Source: Green Life
  • Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (energy efficient bulb) will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. Source: Inconvenient Truth
  • You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.  Source: Inconvenient Truth
  • Walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit more often. You’ll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you don’t drive! Source: Inconvenient Truth
  • Over 80% of executives at U.S. multinational companies rate sustainability as either essential or very important. Source: Corporate Board.

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