Blueeggs Environmental Education Ltd. is a non-profit organization based in Evansville, Indiana.
It is our mission is to increase children’s knowledge on environmental issues
while improving their math skills and critical thinking skills in Southwest Indiana.
Blueggs Newsletter October 2018
[ANSWER] RECYCLING RATE
While 35% of trash was recycled in the United States, only 3% was recycled Evansville in 2017. It is even below the average recycling rate in Indiana, which is 17%. In 2014, House Enrolled Act 1183 (HEA 1183) established a 50 percent recycling goal for Indiana. Improving recycling rate in Evansville becomes more critical than ever. The average obesity rate in Indiana was 33.6%, placing the 12th in the United States in 2017 (The State of Obesity, 2018) . [READ MORE]
The Evansville’s Water Department extracts and treats about 25 million gallons of water from the Ohio River a day to meet demands in and around the City. Evansville has 8 water storage tanks and 1,000 miles of water mains in the system. The USI Tank Tower holds 0.5 million gallons of water, and together, the 8 tanks can hold 28.5 million gallons of water. [READ MORE]
WATER TANKS IN EVANSVILLE
[ANSWER] SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION
The Vanderburgh Central Library has a 10 kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof. During June 2017, the solar system generated the largest amount of electricity--about 1,400 kWh. The average monthly electricity use in Indiana was 1,010kWh (Inside Energy, 2014). [READ MORE]
SOLAR POWER AT VANDERBURGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Germany succeeds in sending no trash to landfills by recycling 65% of its waste and incinerating the rest. The share of waste sent to landfills was 34% and 54% in the United Kingdom and the U.S., respectively.
WHAT COUNTRY SENDS NO TRASH TO LANDFILLS?
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Think Environment in Math 2018