Thursday, April 22, 2010

Today is Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!  Did you know...

80% of the world's forests are gone.

Over 40% of all tropical forests have been destroyed and another acre is lost each second.

The US has less than 4% of its forests left.

The U.S. burns 10,000 gallons of gasoline a second. Burning one gallon of gas creates 22 lbs of carbon dioxide. Now that's 220,000 lbs of Co2 per second.

An average American creates 4.5 lbs. garbage a day -- an amount doubled from 30 years ago.

We can all make a difference with just a little.