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 September 2018
[ANSWER] BEVERAGE CAN
It is against the law in Evansville to burn household trash, paper or plastics, leaves, grasses, wood that is painted, stained or glued, building materials, root balls or tree stumps. Residents in the City of Evansville need to call 435-6145 to let the Evansville EPA know before they burn materials outside. It is also against the law to burn a ball. [READ MORE]
WHAT NOT TO BURN FOR HEALTHIER AIR
[ANSWER] RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING
Vanderburgh County provides several recycling services, including a curbside recycling program, electronics recycling, tire recycling, and on-site recycling programs at Wesselman Nature Center and other locations. Among them, the amount of recyclable materials collected through the curbside recycling program makes up a dominant portion. [READ MORE]
CURBSIDE RECYCLING IN VANDERBURGH
[ANSWER] ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Indiana ranked ninth for per capita energy consumption in the United States. On average, a person in Indiana consumes more than twice as much energy as a person in New York. [READ MORE]
10 STATES WITH THE HIGHEST ENERGY USERS
[ANSWER] THE AMOUNT OF WATER (GALLONS) NEEDED IN THE PRODUCTION
It is estimated that it takes 530 to 1,320 gallons of water to produce one person’s daily food. Demand for food production have been increasing as global population grows, and has demand for water. In particular, the increase of beef consumption has become one of the dominant pressures on our water resources because it takes a lot of water to raise beef cows. [READ MORE]
APPLE VS. HAMBURGER--WHICH TAKES MORE WATER TO PRODUCE?
[ANSWER] GASOLINE CONSUMPTION
An average American drives 280 miles a week. For driving 280 miles, Ford F150 needs 17.5 gallons of gasoline, while Honda Civic needs 8.75 gallons. If the price of gasoline is $3, an owner of Honda Civic saves $26.25 per week on gasoline. The auto industry sold more than twice the number of Ford F-series than Honda Civic during the first half of 2018.
WHICH CAR IS CLEANER - FORD F150, TOYOTA RAV4 OR HONDA CIVIC?
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Think Environment in Math 2018