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Care for the Poor by Caring for the Earth

Posted By Web Team On April 22, 2008 @ 11:41 am In Advocacy | 3 Comments

It’s Earth Day, so the message that we can care for the poor BY caring for the Earth is particularly relevant today.

Here’s some of what we’re doing at Compassion to care for the poor Earth and the dirt poor.

And here’s how we in the U.S. are caring.

  • Americans constitute 5% of the world’s population but consume 24% of the world’s energy.
  • Americans eat 815 billion calories of food each day — that’s roughly 200 billion more than needed — enough to feed 80 million people.
  • Americans throw out 200,000 tons of edible food daily.
  • The average individual daily consumption of water is 159 gallons, while more than half the world’s population lives on 25 gallons.

Stats from www.mindfully.org [3] — They’re meant for perspective only. Emotion is optional.

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