GO GREEN

 

GOING GREEN FACTS:

 
  • On average, each American generates 4.5 pounds of trash daily.
 
  • 84% of a typical household’s waste can be recycled, including food scraps, yard waste, paper, cardboard, cans, and bottles.
 
  • Approximately 30 professional football and baseball teams use artificial/synthetic turf.
 
  • Recycling helps preserve the quality of our air and our water. Reusing recycled materials creates less pollution than starting from scratch with new materials.
 
  • By recycling one aluminum can, we save enough energy to run a TV for three hours – enough time to watch a Rams football game!
 
  • There are over 300 recycling bins located throughout the Edward Jones Dome to encourage recycling of plastic bottles and cans.
 
  • There are approximately twenty-five steps between recycling bins at the Edward Jones Dome. A study shows that people will actually walk that distance to drop off a plastic cup for recycling; any further, and the cups will be dumped with regular trash. Help the Rams Go Green and recycle at every game!
 
  • In one week, Americans throw away enough aluminum cans and bottles to circle the Earth 4 times!
 
  • Americans throw away 25 billion Styrofoam coffee cups every year, and throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
 
  • If American households were to view and pay their bills online, it would save over 16 million trees.
 
  • The average American spends $1,500 annually on energy bills - a number that may increase as much as 50% each year.
 
  • Shutting down and unplugging your electronics while you are not using them will help reduce the cost of your annual energy bills.
 
  • The average American uses 400 gallons of water each year; 30% of that is used for outdoor purposes, such as watering the lawn.
 
  • Turn the water faucet off while brushing your teeth! This simple act can save 3-4 gallons of water every time you brush.
 
  • If just 10% of U.S. households attached shut off nozzles to their outdoor hoses, we would save enough water to fill over 128,000 bathtubs everyday.
 
  • A 60-watt incandescent bulb lasts about 750 hours; a fluorescent bulb with 1/3 the wattage will generate the same light and burn for 7,500 to 10,000 hours, lasting seven to ten years!
 
  • If every American home replaced one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR fluorescent bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year.
 
Do we have your attention? Good! Take action and do something about it!