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GreenYes Digest Tue, 29 Apr 97 Volume 97 : Issue 93

Today's Topics:
A Summary of the World
Grass clippings - quantities
My new e-amil address
service-based economy

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 97 12:22:33 PST
Subject: A Summary of the World

[Forwarded from Jim McNelly]

Greetings friends,

Here is an enlightening view of the world "as it is" I found recently on
one of the discussion groups I participate in.

The original sender was "Bishop Raymond F. Kelly" <>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A Summary of the World~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely
> 100 people. With all existing human ratios remaining the same, it
> would look like this:
> There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western
> Hemisphere (North and South) and 8 Africans.
> 51 would be female; 49 would be male
> 70 would be non-white; 30 white.
> 70 would be non-Christian; 30 Christian.
> 50% of the entire world's wealth would be in the hands of only 6
> people and all 6 would be citizens of the United States.
> 80 would live in substandard housing.
> 70 would be unable to read.
> 50 would suffer from malnutrition.
> 1 would be near death, 1 would be near birth
> Only 1 would have a college education.
> No one would own a computer
> When one considers our world from such an incredibly compressed
> perspective, the need for both tolerance and understanding becomes
> glaringly apparent........


Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 10:29:58 -0400
From: Wayne Fenton <>
Subject: Grass clippings - quantities

Dear List Members -

I am looking for any available information regarding average grass
clippings generation rates, such as number of pounds per 'X' square
feet, per average residential lot, etc., over a growing season. I am
interested in data from throughout North America.

I would also like to find out about current management practices for
grass clippings (e.g., collected at curbside, banned from collection, etc.)
and estimated costs (per household, per ton) for whatever type of
program or service is offered.

Wayne Fenton


Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 15:24:20 -0400
From: Myra Nissen <>
Subject: My new e-amil address

Compuserve finally allows us to personalize our e-mail. I now have a
memorable e-mail address: You can still use to
old one (if it is easier, chuckle):



Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 12:46:21 -0400
From: Jodi Bakst <>
Subject: service-based economy

Dear Listserve Members,

I have to respond to a chapter in a new book on the environmental impacts of
the service economy. In particular, the chapter discusses three industries:
logistics and packaged transportation (i.e., fed-x and UPS); Healthcare; and
Financial services. The article makes three general points: (1) service
companies have upstream leverage on suppliers; (2) service companies have
downstream leverage on consumers; and (3) environmentally responsible
production of services will have a direct impact on the environment.

I wanted to get peoples feedback on these points. I also want to see if
people have information or data on the waste generation
rates/types/quantities from these service sectors. Finally, I wanted to
pick your brains on thoughts for a regulatory/new approach to environmental

I look forward to hearing what you have to share. Thanks.

Please send your responses to Jodi Bakst at


Date: Mon, 28 Apr 97 15:04:35 PST

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