Monday, September 8, 2008

Catalog Cancelling Challenge Results

CONGRATULATIONS
To the Program Department
For the Most Catalogs Cancelled
in the Catalog Cancelling Challenge!!

Below are the results for each department that participated.

Catalog Canceling Challenge RESULTS

DEPARTMENT

CATALOGS

# of

CATALOGS

TREES

GALLONS of

POUNDS of CO2

CARS TAKEN

CANCELED

PEOPLE

per PERSON

SAVED*

WATER SAVED**

PREVENTED***

OFF ROAD****

Business

33

9

3.7

0.4

396

48

0.0

Communication

2

6

0.3

0.0

24

3

0.0

Fund Development

5

3

1.7

0.1

60

7

0.0

Outreach

16

9

1.8

0.2

192

23

0.0

Program

101

6

16.8

1.3

1,212

145

0.0

RUNNING TOTAL -->

157

33

4.9

2.0

1,884

226

0.1

as of 8/22/08

catalogs

people

cats/person

trees!

gallons

pounds CO2

cars

The Math Behind These Numbers according to the National Wildlife Federation

* 312 catalogs come from one tree (producing 19B catalogs comes from 61M trees per year in USA, accroding to CatalogChoice.org). Cats x 4 / 312=

** It takes 3 gallons of water to make each catalog (producing 19B catalogs uses 59B gallons of water per year in USA.) Cats x 4 x 3=

*** To find out how many pounds of CO2 emissions are prevented, you multiply each pound of catalog paper by 1.44. If you don't know your poundage, assume each

catalog is .25 pounds. Remember to assume conservitively that each canceled catalog won't return four times. Cats x.25 x 4 x 1.44=

**** The emissions of 1 car per year = the production of 8,600 catalogs (producing 19B catalogs uses the annual energy equivalent of 2.2M cars). Cats x 4 / 8,600=

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