Being Green

on September 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

There is a lot of talk today in the media about “being green”. Isn’t it funny that Scouting has been teaching some of these principles for decades already? Like conservation and recycling. But just in case you need a few more things to keep in mind, here are a few more green statistics.

If just 25 percent of U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we would save more then 2.5 billion bags a year. (Yes, that is billion.)

The average person comsumes twice as much as fifty years ago. (No wonder we have an obesity problem in this country.) –

Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil. (Not to mention how much trash it keeps out of our landfills.)

And here is one fact that I found to be pretty interesting: There are more roads in our national forests than in the entire U.S. Interstate Highway system. (I am not quite sure what to think about this one.)

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