Every 1,176 written complaints about illegal logging leads to the destruction of one more trees.
To produce 1 ton of paper takes an average of two tons of wood. This is about 17 fallen trees. One page long written complaint about the illegal logging requires conversion to paper of about 100 grams of wood. 1,176 complainants — and one tree is gone.
The electronic footprint of emailing such complaint to persons of authority is yet to be calculated.
A Car-Free Day encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. On this day more than 72 thousand tons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere.
Unbelievable, no? According to the research, one quiescent adult passes 700-800 liters of air per hour through his/her lungs, absorbing some 30 liters of oxygen and exhaling 20-25 liters of carbon dioxide. In contrast, actively moving pedestrian while walking briskly, covers an average of 5.4 kilometers per hour (3.35 mi), passing approximately 1,080 liters of air through his/her lungs while absorbing as much as 54 liters of oxygen and exhaling 46 liters CO2, which is nearly twice as much as in a state of rest.
To compensate the loss of about 180 calories a non-vegetarian person would consume about 100 grams (3.52 oz) of meat. According to data released by the New Scientist magazine, producing a kilogram (2.2 lb) of beef leads to the emission of greenhouse gases with a warming potential equivalent to 36.4 kilograms of carbon dioxide. Vehicle, driving the same distance, emits greenhouse gases with a warming potential equivalent to about 0.8 kilogram of carbon dioxide.
Therefore, if 100 million people in more than 1,500 cities around the world abstain from driving for one day annually in favor of walking or biking, at least 72,000 tons of carbon dioxide would be released into the atmosphere on top of the “normal” level of emission.
On the other hand, an hour long walk makes a much healthier person, and 100 million healthier people in 1,500 cities around the world…
Glastonbury Music Festival under the auspices of Greenpeace “enriches” the planet with 1,100 tons of garbage.
Every year Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid come together to promote their common goal to make this world a safer, fairer, more sustainable place to live. However, during the three days of the festival, thousands of enthusiastic about saving the world — close to 200,000 people — leave behind no less than 1,100 tons of garbage.
Glastonbury Festival is a fabulous place where 200 thousand people gather around a fabulous idea… if only those 200,000 fabulous people would’ve gathered their rubbish or, better yet, learned to produce less of it.
Growing one ton of organic vegetables in cold climates increases the amount of additional carbon dioxide emission by 13,000 cubic meter.
Organic vegetables are called environmentally friendly products and considered more beneficial for human health. To grow one kilogram (approximately 2 pounds) of non-organic vegetables in modern greenhouses requires at least 1.1 cubic meters of gas for heating and lighting.
According to the report of the Manchester Business School, growing organic tomatoes in heated greenhouses in the UK and in any other country with similar climate, requires nearly twice as much electricity as growing “conventional” vegetables.
Thus, raising 1 ton of organic tomatoes it is necessary to burn 22,000 cubic meters of natural gas, while about 26,000 cubic meters of carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere.