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The Page That Counts :: Fall 2010

market_ptc.jpgNumber of farmers markets in the United States. in 1994: 1,775 [1]

Number of farmers markets in the United States in 2010: 5,274 [2]

Budget for Federal Farmers Market Promotion Program grants in 2008: $1 million [3]

Budget of grant funds to be awarded through the program in 2011: $10 million [4]


walmart_ptc.jpgTotal jobs worldwide in the renewable energy sector in 2008: 2.3 million [5]

Total number of Wal-Mart employees worldwide: 2.1 million [6]


Total loss in stock value between July 2008 and March 2009: $7.4 trillion [7]

Percentage of stocks held by the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans: 90.4

Percentage of stocks held by the other 90 percent of Americans: 9.6 [8]

Percentage of consumers who say the recession has improved their spending habits: 78 [9]


aluminum_ptc.jpgGallons of gasoline saved by recycling one ton of mixed paper: 185

Gallons of gasoline saved by recycling one ton of aluminum cans: 1,665

Percentage of aluminum cans recycled in 2000: 54.6 [10]

Percentage of aluminum cans recycled in 2008: 48.2 [11]


jail_ptc.jpgNumber of U.S. citizens in prison: 2.3 million

Number of Canadian citizens in prison: 39,132

Number of imprisoned citizens from the Republic of San Marino: 2 [12]

 


Number of military hospitalizations for mental health issues in 2009: 17,538


Number of military hospitalizations for injuries and battle wounds: 11,156 [13]


electric-car_ptc.jpgNumber of electric vehicles being used in the United States as of 1995: 2,860 [14]


Number of electric vehicles being used in the United States as of 2008: 56,901 [15]

Number of electric charging stations currently in the United States: 466

Number of these stations that are located in California: 404 [16]

 


Percentage of Americans who report a positive reaction to the word “socialism”: 29

Percentage of 18- to 29-year-olds who report this reaction: 43

Percentage of those over 65 who report this reaction: 14 [17]

 


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Sources

1.  USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, “Farmers Market Growth: 1994-2009,” 2009.

2.  USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, “USDA to Update National Farmers Market Directory in 2010 to Track and Highlight Local Food Production and Consumption,” April 19, 2010.

3. USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, “Farmers Market Promotion Program Guidelines: FY-2008,” 2008.

4. USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, “Farmers Market Promotion Guidelines: FY-2010,” 2010.

5. Worldwatch Institute, “Jobs in Renewable Energy Expanding,” July 8, 2008.

6. “Global 500: 2008,” CNN, 2008.

7. “The Cost of the Financial Crisis: The Impact of the September 2008 Economic Collapse,” The PEW Economic Policy Group, April 28, 2010. 

8. Federal Reserve Board, “Ponds and Streams: Wealth and Income in the U.S., 1989 to 2007,” 2010.

9. “Eyes Wide Open, Wallet Half Shut: A Post-Recession Consumer Study,” Ogilvy and Mather Chicago

10. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures,” 2000.

11.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures,” 2008.

12. “Entire World – Prison Population Totals,” King’s College London International Center for Prison Studies, March 18, 2010.

13. Gregg Zoroya, “Mental care stays are up in military,” USA Today, May 14, 2010.

14. U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels 2007,” U.S. Department of Energy Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 28, 2009.

15.U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels 2008,” April 2010.

16. U.S. Department of Energy, “Number of Alternative Refuel Sites by State and Fuel Type,” 2009.

17. “’Socialism’ Not So Negative, ‘Capitalism’ Not So Positive,” The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, May 4, 2010.  

 

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