Did You Know That…

Each Sunday 500,000 trees are made into newspapers. 88% of these newspapers are not recycled.
                         The average person in an office discards more than 175 pounds of paper a year.
                         Recycled paper requires up to 74% less energy than virgin paper production.
                         Since 1940 Americans alone have used up as large a share of the earth’s mineral resources as all previous generations put together.
                         In the last 200 years the United States has lost: 50% of its wetlands, 90% of its  northwestern old growth forests, 99% of its tallgrass prairie, and up to 490 species of native plants and animals with another 9,000 now at serious risk.
                         Nine square miles of rural land in the U.S. is turned over to development every day!
World Metric

Here’s a metric of the world’s population that certainly puts the global family into perspective. If we could shrink the Earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people … with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like this:

There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South) and 8 Africans

51 would be female; 49 would be male

70 would be nonwhite; 30 would be white

70 would be non-Christian; 30 would be Christian

50 percent of the entire world’s wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people and all 6 would be from the United States

80 would live in substandard housing

70 would be unable to read

50 would suffer from malnutrition

One would be near death, One would be near birth

Only one would have a college education

No one would own a computer

When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed perspective, the need for both tolerance and understanding becomes glaringly apparent.
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