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Jun 19, 2015

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2. Every person has an obligation To contribute to the health and future of our planet EDWARD J SANDERS Born of the Stars green and loving it Directed Step 3. Directed 4. The amount of paper recovered for recycling averaged 340 pounds for every person in the U.S. In 2009, a record-high 63.4 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling. It was the first time the number was over 60 percent Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space By 2013, the paper industrys goal is to recover 60 percent of all the paper Americans consume for recycling, which is approximately 60 million tons of paper One million tons of recovered paper is enough to fill more than 14,000 railroad cars More than 37 percent of the fiber used to make new paper products in the United States comes from recycled sources 87 percent (approximately 268 million) of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs green and loving it 5. Directed 6. When water is heated to its boiling point (100C., 212F., under standard pressure), it vaporizes to steam In 1513, while searching for the fountain of youth, the Spanish conquistador Ponce de Lon discovered Florida. Water covers about 70 percent of the earth's surface in the oceans, lakes, rivers, and glaciers Ninety-seven percent of the water on the planet is in the form of salt water. Only 3 percent is fresh, and two-thirds of that is ice The United States uses three times as much water a day as the average European country, and many, many times more water than most developing nations When cooled to its freezing temperature (0C., 32F., under standard pressure), water changes to a colorless, crystalline solid (ice) Water's composition by weight is one part of hydrogen to eight of oxygen (or 11.1 percent of hydrogen and about 88.9 percent of oxygen) . green and loving it 7. Directed 8. Biolocity is an innovation in environmentally responsible sheet-fed ink technology that delivers superb lithographic performance, press productivity, and print quality with extremely low levels of volatile organic compounds Biolocity sets a new industry benchmark for green formulation technology with the incorporation of high percentages of bio-derived, renewable raw materials Environmental Benefits of Biolocity: Essentially 100% solids formulation with extremely low VOC (typically 2-3% by EPA Method 24) Formulated with 30% or more vegetable oil Does not contain any petroleum-derived ink solvents Product contains a minimum of 55% bio-derived, renewable, and sustainable raw materials Environmentally responsible technology for printers looking to operate a greener pressroom green and loving it 9. Directed 10. Anicolor, Heidelbergs innovative and unique zone less short inking unit with dampening system, printers can give customer what they expect: perfect offset quality at digital prices The Anicolor secret is a technology that cuts costs dramatically Whats more, the Anicolor inking unit ensures outstanding consistency in the production run, coupled with outstanding ease-of-use Up to 40 percent shorter make ready times allow us to print more jobs each day at lower costs Shorter make ready times allow for projects to be facilitated quicker No difference whether the next job in line involves higher or lower ink consumption Up to 90 percent less waste cuts paper costs significantly, an important factor in short-run printing green and loving it 11. Directed 12. 160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam Spam generates 33bn KWt-hours of energy every year, enough to power 2.4 million homes A twillionaire is a twitterer with a million or more followers There are some 1 billion computers in use & some 2 billion TV sets in use About 1.8 billion people connect to the Internet, 450 million of them speak English One Google search produces about 0.2g of CO2 or about the same amount as boiling a kettle Google handles about 1 billion search queries per day, releasing some 200 tons of CO2 per day Google uses an estimated 15 billion kWh of electricity per year, more than most countries 24 hours of video viewing is uploaded every minute on YouTube green and loving it 13. Directed 14. A jumping spider can jump 25X its own body length. On Earth, there are about 35,000 different varieties of spiders A spiders web is approximately .003MM in diameter The silk is made of proteins, and is both stronger and more flexible than steel of the same weight Many medical research centers study the microstructure of this silk, as it has the potential to be used in protective gear like bulletproof vests, and even artificial tendons In ancient European medicine, cobwebs were used on wounds to discourage infection Cobweb paintings are an old art form that originated in the 16th century in the Alps Today, fewer than one hundred of these paintings can be found, most of which are kept in private collections and are not open to the public green and loving it 15. Directed 16. Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico at 12MPH There are about 24,000 species of butterflies Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars' food or not There are more types of insects in one tropical rain forest tree than there are in the entire state of Vermont Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight. This would be like an adult person lifting two heavy cars full of people Most insects are beneficial to people because they eat other insects, pollinate crops, are food for other animals, make products we use (like honey and silk) or have medical uses Butterflies and insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, called the exoskeleton. This protects the insect and keeps water inside their bodies so they dont dry out green and loving it 17. Directed 18. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cell phone within the next decade The average adult has as much energy stored in fat as a one-ton battery Body movement produces kinetic energy, which can be converted into power With every step you take on a treadmill and with every bicep curl, you turn surplus calories into motion that could drive a generator and produce electricity In the Netherlands, Rotterdams new Club WATT has a floor that harnesses energy created from dancers steps Kids under 12 can put out 50 to 100 Watts of power for an hour An adult who works out every day can put out between 100 and 150 Watts of power for an hour Someone who is a competitive cycler can put out up to 500 Watts green and loving it 19. Directed 20. Due to jobs, kids, TV, the Internet, hobbies, and home and family responsibilities, the average married couple spends just four minutes a day alone together At Italian weddings, it is not unusual for both the bride and groom to break a glass. The number of shards will be equal to the number of happy years the couple will have Nevada, Maine, and Oklahoma have the highest percentage of divorced adults while Arkansas and Oklahoma have the highest rates of people who have been married at least three times & Washington, D.C., has the lowest marriage rate in the nation Approximately $6 billion in revenue is lost by American businesses as a result of decreased worker productivity linked to marriage hardships A New Womans Day and AOL Living poll found that 72% of women surveyed have considered leaving their husbands at some point A 2008 study found that marital satisfaction improves once children leave home Over 40% of married couples in the U.S. include at least one spouse who has been married before. green and loving it 21. Directed 22. U.S. respondents to a 2012 international survey projected that 58% of their building activities in 2015 would be green Nearly 2.5 billion square feet of building space are LEED-certified (as of March 1, 2013) 41% of all nonresidential building starts in 2012 are green, as compared to 2% of all nonresidential building starts in 2005 The construction market accounts for 5.5% of the $14.7 trillion U.S. GDP. This includes all commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure construction With energy efficiency financing having the potential to soar from $20 to $150 billion annually, over one million jobs could be created Areas with the greatest proportion of green office buildings relative to the total stock of buildings in the market The number of LEED certified federal building projects in the U.S. increased by more than 50 percent from 2011 to 2012 green and loving it 23. Directed 24. Each year, the United States uses 85.5 million tons of paper, we recycle 22% or 19 million tons Recycling one aluminum can saves enough electricity to run a TV for 3 hours Recycling one glass bottle or jar saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours Recycling one ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,0002,000 gallons of gasoline Recycling a pound of steel saves enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for 26 hours Americans use 100 million steel cans and 200 million aluminum beverage cans every day One drip per second from a faucet wastes 540 gallons of water a year It takes between 400 and 500 years for a Styrofoam cup to decompose Using recycled glass uses 40% less energy than making products from all new materials Today, almost 22% of the glass produced in the United States is recycled. green and loving it 25. Directed 26. More than one-third of adults and over 12.5 million children and teens in the US are obese One can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it feeds your body and mind with