Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day 2008

Last Friday I attended the EarthFest festival in downtown Dallas with the group of coworkers who participated on our Earth Week committee. The festival included a lot of different companies, organizations and merchants who focus on improving the environment in one way or another.

My photo for today is a close-up photo of a huge block of crushed aluminum cans. I’m not sure how much the whole block weighed, but it was enormous and the cans were tightly pressed.

Here are a couple ‘fun facts’ about recycling aluminum:

*It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than to create it from raw materials.

*Recycling one can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours or a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.

*Recycling 40 cans conserves the same energy as one gallon of gasoline.


Ken said...

Thats a lot of cans.Thanks for the stats.

Southern Heart said...

Great Earth Day post!

Halcyon said...

Happy Earth Day!

I love the first photo, so colorful. I didn't realize what it was at first, but once I saw the other picture it all came together. Very interesting facts as well. I'm glad you got involved in saving our planet!

b.c. said...

belated happy earth day!

marley said...

Informative facts. Have you enjoyed your involvement with this cause?