Small Steps, Big Impact

December 27, 2010

SEEDS Board Member, Mary Ellen Carroll, passed on this great information excerpted from a Woman’s Day article by Melinda Dodd. Sources: Environmental Defense Fund, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Recycling Coalition. Thanks, Mary Ellen!

IF YOU: Recycle your Sunday paper every week
YOU WILL: Keep four trees alive per year and increase earth’s oxygen

IF YOU: Cut one 20-mile car trip each week by completing errands at once rather than making separate trips
YOU WILL: Prevent more than 1,200 pounds of greenhouse has from being emitted and adding to global warming

IF YOU: Recycle a six-pack of aluminum cans every week
YOU WILL: Save enough energy to power a television for 936 hours

IF YOU: Cut 5 minutes from your daily shower
YOU WILL: Save up to 9,000 gallons of water