Here are a few of the links that were relevant to the 3.10.12 show
WHY SHOULD WE CARE about…..?
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GUEST GREEN DIVA – Meghan van Dyke, Editor of the Daily Record’s Grassroots Section
SLEEPING NAKED IS GREEN SEGMENT
This weekly segment is sponsored by Essentia, The Only All Natural Memory Foam Mattress in the World! Every week we will discuss an entry from this hilarious and totally practical book, Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson.
Listen to this week’s 5-min segment: No More Bottled Water
- The U.S. is the largest consumer market for bottled water in the world, followed by Mexico, China, and Brazil.
- In 2008, U.S. bottled water sales topped 8.6 billion gallons, which represented 28.9% of the U.S. liquid beverage market.
- The average American drinks 21 gallons of bottled water per year.
- According to MSNBC, the use of water bottles increased dramatically from 3.3 billion sold in 1997 to 15 billion in 2002
- National Geographic estimates that 17 million gallons of crude oil is used on an annual basis to produce plastic bottles.
- If you fill a water bottle ¼ of the way with oil, this is about how much oil is used to manufacture that one bottle!
- This amount of oil is enough to fuel approximately a million cars for one year.It is estimated by the Container Recycling Institute and ReusableBags.com that 22 billion water bottles end up in landfills every year.
- Although many plastic bottles are being recycled for good re-use as a variety of materials, National Geographic Kids states that only 1 in 6 plastic bottles makes it to the recycling bin!
- Recycling plastic bottles saves energy.
- According to recycling only one plastic bottle saves the same amount of energy as powering a 60-watt light bulb for six hours.
- Cool stuff made from RPET – RPET stands for recycled PET (Poly Ethylene Terephthalate), which is a member of the polyester family.
- GreenSmart.Biz – my awesome computer bag.
- Get a stainless steel or glass re-usable water bottle – and use it!
- Last month, the Grand Canyon National Park Service approved a plan that eliminates the sale of bottled water! There are water stations in the park to refill water bottles, which a visitor can bring in to the park.
TAKE TWO (and call GD Lisa in the morning)
GD Lisa on getting the garden ready for the Spring by talking about composting and worm farms. Stay tuned for a fully flushed out blog posting on Monday.
GREEN DUDE REPORT (Green Dude Paul Miller)
During Paul’s report, Ben Walmar called in to talk about the upcoming Highland’s Dinner Club and the 2nd Edition of the Morris County Sunday Supper Series event on March 25th at the Blackhorse Inn in Mendham.
FEATURED GUEST(s) – Meghan van Dyke from The Daily Record’s Grassroots station
Grassroots Meghan introduced Cara Townsend, a reporter for the Daily Record’s Grassroots Section, who reported on some of the environmental educational programs in schools in the Morris County area.
GREEN DIVAS GOOD TO KNOW STUFF
Earth Day Event in Morristown – Come celebrate Earth Day at an Event which is being held in a Eco Parking Garage Check out Sustainablemorristown.org for more information.
FoodShedAlliance.org - an organization dedicated to making sure we have sustainable and locally grown food in northern NJ.