10 Earth Day facts to inspire real change
On April 22nd each year, there are celebrations held in more than 192 countries around the world for Earth Day. Meant to show support for protecting the environment, Earth Day is an important day to help raise awareness of the impact we have on the environment and what can be done about it. Here are 10 Earth Day facts to inspire real change.
- About 95 percent of the water entering our homes goes down the drain.
- Older toilets can use three gallons of clean water with every flush, while new toilets use as little as one gallon.
- The average person uses about 12,000 gallons of water each year.
- Americans now use 127 percent more water than we did in 1950.
- Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to watch three hours of TV.
- It takes ninety percent less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to manufacture new ones.
- The average person tosses out about four pounds of garbage every day.
- Only twenty-seven percent of newspapers in the U.S. are recycled.
- If all newspapers were recycled it would save one quarter of a billion trees every year.
- Every year there are 14,000,000,000 pounds of garbage thrown into the oceans which kills at least 1 million creatures in the ocean annually.
As Prescott’s leading home builder for over 25 years, Crystal Creek Builders takes great pride in crafting custom homes that provide comfort and energy saving. We assure peace of mind for our homeowners through added health, safety and increased environmental quality by incorporating the latest demand for environmentally friendly products that blend seamlessly with other features of your home.
Every new Crystal Creek Home is HEALTH SMART ™ home that a includes tons of environmentally friendly features such as highly energy efficient home design which includes extensive use of recycled natural materials when possible, hot water re-circulating pump, and low water-use toilets and faucets. As a locally owned and operated home builder, Crystal Creek custom built homes are designed to last for a lifetime with the type of environmental impact homeowners can be proud of. We invite you to visit us and discover for yourself how you, too, can makes a positive environmental impact by building your custom home in Prescott with Crystal Creek.
Crystal Creek Builders