Coffee is the most popular beverage in America, with over 400 million cups consumed per day, so naturally disposable coffee cups contribute to a very large portion of single-use use waste: approximately 30.9 billion disposable cups are thrown away along with 58 billion paper cups (not recycled) every year.
*Article from Associatedcoffee.com
Approximately 1.7 billion people worldwide now belong to the "consumer class"—the group of people characterized by diets of highly processed food, desire for bigger houses, more and bigger cars, higher levels of debt, and lifestyles devoted to the accumulation of non-essential goods. #EarthDayEveryday
The best way to reduce, reuse and recycle is to stop buying stuff you don't need. Rule of thumb for sustainable lifestyle, Stop Buying! Reminder for myself too. ;) #EverydayEarthDay #Refuse #stopbuying #savetheplanet #EarthDay
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." - 1 John 3:18
Bullying was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the US Secret Service.
Student gunman dies after Maryland school shooting; two other students injured. Nationally, nearly 1,300 children (17 years old and younger) die from gunshot wounds each year.
In the age of school shootings, Lockdown is the new fire drill -NYtimes
School shooting (two 15 yr old students killed, 18 more injured) in Kentucky was nation’s 11th of Year. It was Jan. 23, 2018. - NYtimes
Women earn the majority of bachelors degrees but only a fraction of computer science degrees even though testing data show that girls and boys around the world perform at comparable levels in math and science.
Gender equality, also known as sexual equality, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making; and the state of valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender. - Wikipedia
In 6 months, Pres. Trump has tweeted 991 times, spent 40 days at Trump golf properties and passed 0 pieces of major legislation. -CNN push alert.
Most Americans considered Trump's 'shithole' comments towards Haiti & African countries racist - The Washington Post
Neonicotinoids are among the most widely used insecticides in the world. They’re known to mess with the pollinators’ brains, affecting their ability to learn and remember. *Watch Vanishing of the Bees documentary.
There are approximately 25-30 million real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year with a market value of $1 billion. Once cherished in a warm home, now left naked outside in the cold.
Air pollution model predicts 6.6 million deaths by 2050 based on a business-as-usual emission scenario unless stric emission controls are introduced.
Black men account for an estimated 6.5% of the U.S. population, however, they make up 40.2% of the U.S. prison population. *Watch 13th Documentary.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
In 2016, couples spent average $6,163 on diamond ring and $35,329 on wedding ceremony according to a survey by The Knot.
A temperature increase of only 2°C would put all coral reefs at risk of dying due to coral bleaching.
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old.
Turkey remains the largest host of refugees globally. Pakistan is second. Among the top ten host nations only one is a high-income country: Germany.
By the end of 2016, 65.6 million individuals were forcibly displacedworldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.
More than half the refugees around the globe are under the age of 18, even though children make up 31 percent of the world’s population.
Loss of Arctic sea ice owing to climate change is the primary threat to polar bears throughout their range. Findings support the potential for large declines in polar bear numbers.
Global sea level rose about 8 inches in the last century. The rate in the last two decades, however, is nearly double that of the last century.