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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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Source:
Safe Routes to School: http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/resourcecenter/quick-facts
Photo source: NCReedPlayer, Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/people/ncreedplayer/

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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Source:
Resourceful Schools Project: http://www.resourcefulschools.org/fun-recycling-facts/did-you-know/recyc...
Photo source: Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrc/

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.

Source:
(1) US EPA: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/10/pack-a-waste-free-lunch/
Photo source: US Department of Agriculture: http://www.flickr.com/people/usdagov/

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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Source:
(1) US Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/asthma/asthma.htm
(2) California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/yr12ltr0209.asp

CHPS #FridayFacts: Kids riding (or not riding) bikes to school ~order=2012-10-19
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