Thursday, March 14, 2013
April 22, 2013 is the 43rd Earth Day. Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, here’s some stunning stats about how energy use and the environment in America.
In recognition of the 43rd Earth Day (April 22, 2013) and accompanying Earth Week (April 16-22), the U.S. Census Bureau released a series of statistics relating to energy and the environment on Tuesday. We've collected them and have them below. Fun fact: Earth Day was created by Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 after the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill that dumped 100,000 barrels of crude into the Santa Barbara Channel off of California. The first Earth Day in 1970 led to the creation of the EPA and laws like the Clean Air and Endangered Species acts, and the day of recognition is still going strong. Here's that data: Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by wood in 2011, which is more than 2.0 percent …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Eye-opening statistics that will make you think twice before heading for the garbage can.
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on April 22, 1970. In that inaugural year, 20 million people participated in the United States. Today, it is projected that more then 1 billion people in 180 countries will celebrate Earth Day.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Enjoy the fruits of your work with a much-needed break — and these fun facts about the federal holiday.
Monday is Labor Day, a federal holiday believed to have started with a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. So what is the day about? It’s about celebrating the nation’s workforce, which, according to the U.S. Census, numbered roughly 153.2 million people ages 16 and older as of this July. If you want to know more about the federal holiday (and great excuse for a three-day weekend), here’s a roundup of Labor Day statistics, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau. Employee benefits 84.7 percent: Percentage of full-time workers ages 18 to 64 covered by health insurance during all or part of 2009. Our jobs Americans’ jobs are as varied as we are. Here’s a sample of the common and not-so-common U.S. occupations: Job facts, …