In honor of my daughter’s first July 4th, here are some fun green facts about her lovely country!
Did you know?
In 2010, USA’s renewable energy consumption sources were: solar power 0.03%, geothermal 0.37%, biomass 0.42%, wind 2.3% and hydro power 6.43%. Source: Wikipedia and Mapawatt
As 2011, the cumulative installed capacity of wind power in the United States was 41,400 megawatts, making it second in the world behind China. Source: Wikipedia
Texas is firmly established as the leader in wind power development, followed by Iowa and California. Source: Wikipedia
The United States has more than 250,000 rivers. That’s 3.5 million miles of rivers. Source: National Park Service
On average, the USA has built one dam a day every day since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Source: Interior Secretary Bruce Babbit
Currently, 600 000 miles of the rivers lie behind an estimated 60 000 to 80 000 dams. Source: National Park Service
Every ton of recycled office paper in the US, saves 380 gallons of oil. Source: Wikipedia
If just 25% of U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we would save over 2.5 billion bags a year. Source: Wikipedia
1,500 aluminum cans are recycled every second in the U.S. and thereby reducing the energy used to make a can from one further producing less water and air pollution. Source: USA ERM
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
Respect, Conserve and Preserve!
Happy Birthday America! Here’s to another 235 years~
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