The Page That Counts :: Fall 2010

Farmer's Market for PTC (Flickr: Ed Yourdon)

Number 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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Spring 2010

Percentage of regional GDP spent on transportation in car-based cities: 12–15. Percentage of regional GDP spent on transportation in mass transit-based cities: 5–8

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Summer 2010

Percentage of Americans who believe one of the country’s greatest assets is its military’s strength and superiority: 14; Percentage who believe the American people themselves are one of the greatest assets: 35

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