Presentation: This presentation is available at my website http://myhome.sunyocc.edu/~clancyt/
I have tried to site my sources throughout and you are welcome to use my examples.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Websites: There are MANY great resources. Here are just a few:
www.H2Oconserve.org Very interesting look at water over all sectors
www.designworksarchitects.com Sustainability 101 in design
www.nsidc.org National Snow and Ice Data
http://geology.com/sea-level-rise Interesting interactive graph for rising sea level
www.effectofglobalwarming.com Interesting site on global warming. Shocking pictures
http://www.need.org/EnergyInfobooks.php Great resource for statistic about energy; production and consumption
http://www.pluspackaging.com/ Commercial website for bag, packaging, etc
www.epa.gov EPAs website
www.earth911.com Environmental website recycling focus
www.energystar.gov Good resource for household energy statistics
http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/ Website to mobilize
www.ipcc.ch Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report
http://unfccc.int/2860.php UNs website on global change
www.aashe.org Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
http://www2.aashe.org/heasc/about.php Higher Education Association Sustainability Consortium
www.storyofstuff.com This site promotes a movie called The Story of Stuff
www.SustainableTable.org Website shows what is required to get food to our tables
www.newenergychoices.org has some nice links under the resources area
www.printgreener.com Website has numbers for printing waste
http://www.esdtoolkit.org Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit
More Facts You Could Use
To make a cup of coffee it takes about 37 gallons of water (including the growing and processing of the beans.) Tea requires 8 gallons of water.
Grain fed cattle provide about 1 pound of beef for every 10 to 16 pounds of feed they consume.
For every one garbage can of waste you put out to the curb, 70 garbage cans of waster were made upstream to make the stuff in the can.
Growing wheat requires 156 gallons per pound. 60 gallons of water are required to produce a pound of corn.
To make a pound of cheese it takes about 600 gallons of water.
It takes 1,500 gallons of water to produce a single pound of meat.
It takes between 3.5 and 6 gallons of water to produce one gallon of ethanol.
It takes between 1 and 2.5 gallons of water to refine a gallon of gasoline.
In 2006, the DOE estimated that one day of gasoline
refining in the
Paper makes up about 40% of Americans garbage.
In 2005, Americans threw out 94.8 million tons of paper and 26.7 million tons of plastic.
Recycling a single newspaper can save 3.5 gallons of water.
It takes about 1.5 gallons of water to produce the typical bottle of water.
The average American consumes twice as much today as they did 50 years ago.
66% of the
In average winds of 14 to 15 mph, a wind turbine can produce 1.1 to 1.2 million kWh per year.
The world population in 2005 was 6,451,000,000. The
2005 World energy consumption was 421.51 Q (Q is 1015 Btu)
With our typical power generation, 1.5 lbs of CO2 is released into the atmosphere per kWh.
If you have a typical showerhead you use about 5 gallons of water per minute in the shower. A low flow shower head costs about $10 and uses only 1.5 gallons per minute.
Cost of operation for 10,000 hours of light (1600 lumens)
Incandescent Light (IL): fixed cost of $3.20 and variable cost of 1000 kWh times the electricity cost /kWh y = 1000 x + 3.20
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL): fixed cost of $7.97 and variable cost of 230 kWh time the electricity cost /kW y = 230x + 7.97
400 reams = 1 ton of paper (24 trees). The production of 1 ton of printer paper uses 11,134 kWh (same amount of energy used by an avg. household in 10 months), produces 19,075 gallons of waste water, requires the use of 98 tons of various resources, produces 2,278 lbs of solid waste, and produces 5,690 lbs of green house gases (the equivalent of 6 months of car exhaust).