Earth Day Facts for College Grads

Earth Day: April 22, 2014 Earth Day Facts for College GradsGraduating college soon? If so, then you’ve just spent the past four or five years working on fitting in and adapting to college life. As you graduate and adapt to a new job and a new place you’ll call home, you may find yourself thinking about where you fit in environmentally. These Earth Day stats may give you something to think about as you consider where and how to live and work.

Earth Day Facts

Commuting to Work:  National average: 25.7 minutes Estimated average time for workers age 16 and older across the country spent getting to work in 2012, up from 25.5 minutes in 2011 and 25.3 minutes in 2010. Longest Commute in the US: 31.9 and 31.8 minutes Estimated average time for workers age 16 and older in Maryland and New York spent getting to work in 2012, the longest commute time in the nation. Shortest Commute in the US: 16.7 and 17.4 minutes Estimated average time workers age 16 and older in South Dakota and North Dakota spent getting to work in 2012, the shortest one-way commute times in the nation. Number of people who bicycle to work: 864,883 Estimated number of people who rode a bicycle to work in 2012. This comes out to about 0.6 percent of the American workforce. Number of people who walk to work: 3,969,058 Estimated number of people who walked to work in 2012. This comes out to about 2.8 percent of the American workforce. Source: 2012 American Community Survey Source: US Census Bureau. For more Earth Day Facts, go to: Profile of America Facts for Features.

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Author: Z. Kelly Queijo

Kelly is founder of Smart College Visit and Smart College Consulting. When she's not creating content for the blog or clients, tweeting, or hosting #CampusChat, she's planning her next mobile move.

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