Friday Fun Facts 4: Earth Day
With Earth Day being celebrated on Sunday, I only thought it fitting I share some interesting environmental facts with you this weekend:
Recycling: Recycling just ONE alumnium can saves enough energy to power a TV for about three hours. (So that means the average fraternity house has about 18,000 hours worth of TV power inside of it).
Power: The average air conditioner uses 98% more energy than ceiling fans. (And with the costs of energy going up, you're going to have to recycle aluminum cans to help pay for running that A/C).
Water: 1/3 of all household water usage comes from flushing the toilet. (So die-hard environmentalists like Leonardo DiCaprio refuse to flush, but keep their loot to themselves).
Garbage: Each person throws away approximately FOUR pounds of garbage a day. (I bet computer geeks are responsible for ten times that. You ever notice the amount of cardboard, plastic, and packing foam that's leftover when you unpack your new gadget?)
Plastics: It can take 300 years for plastic to break down in a landfill. (That means Michael Jackson will be preserved forever).