Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Trash Footprint

If the sophomores of AGS keep up their current trash creation rates, we will need a landfill large enough to hold 442,601 cubic feet of garbage. This is their lifetime trash footprint. You should know that only 100 students completed this assignment.

If you remember, the Great Pyramid in Egypt covers 13 acres and has a volume of 90,000,000 cubic feet. If an AGS sophomore is an average American student, how many students would we have to collect trash from to create a volume that is equal to the volume of the Great Pyramid?

1 comment:

Emit Smiles said...

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442,601 90,000,000

approximately 20,334 students.