19 - EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES 80 Professor Berry 4/5/10...

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EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES 80 Professor Berry 4/5/10 Lecture 19 ASUC Lecture Notes Online is the only authorized note-taking service at UC Berkeley. Do not share, copy or illegally distribute (electronically or otherwise) these notes. Our student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. D O N O T C O P Y Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course. ANNOUNCEMENTS First of all, you all have gotten the points from the midterm. On the 14 th , you have your audit due. If you have concerns with your audit, contact your reader. The Strawberry Creek Assignment is due on April 19 th . On that day we have a guest speaker as well, so don’t throw your stuff on the stage with the speaker here. On the 12 th , we will have a guest speaker who is a student, who has a great lecture going over campus sustainability Basically, the final paper will cover this and how you can interact with other programs if you wish. Your last assignment will be dealing with issues of sustainability. Overall grade points, the two exams are 15% each, the Strawberry Creek assignment is 35%, audits will be 15%, and the final paper is 20%. Today I’m pleased to have Lisa Bower, who is the waste management person on campus. LECTURE Thanks. I am Lisa Bower and I am the campus recycling and refuse manager. I hope you are learning things about sustainability that you can take with you in your lives. Let me give you an overview of waste, through nation, state, local and campus legislation. If you have burning questions, put your hands up; otherwise I would like for you to keep them to the end. There is 234 million tons of waste in the United States. A ton is 2000 pounds. That was the most recent statistic from 2005. There is a lot of garbage in the United States. That equates to about 4.5 pounds of garbage per person a day. That includes home waste, when you go out to eat - waste that you don’t even know that you are producing. It includes the wastes produced in order to get a product to you, as well as the wastes produced by the buildings. The United States has 30-35% recycling, so 1.5 pounds per person of waste is diverted. Why is garbage bad? Once you put in the bin and
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