CHPS #FridayFacts: October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012: CHPS #FridayFacts

In 1969, 50% of students between the ages of five and 15 walked or biked to school. In 2009, less than 13% of students walked to or from school.

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Safe Routes to School:
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September 14, 2012: CHPS #FridayFacts

Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water.

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Resourceful Schools Project:
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July 20, 2012: CHPS #FridayFacts

The average American school-age child throws away 67 pounds of lunch waste a year. With the population of kids in the US alone accounting for over 70 million, that’s over 4.6 billion pounds of waste that could be easily avoided.

(1) US EPA:
Photo source: US Department of Agriculture:

July 6, 2012: CHPS #FridayFacts

Asthma is the leading cause in school absenteeism due to chronic conditions, accounting for about 14.7 million total missed days of school per year. (1) In California, these asthma-related absences result in over $30 million in lost revenue each year. (2)

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(1) US Center for Disease Control:
(2) California Department of Education:

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