Saturday, December 09, 2006

Saturday Potpourri

::: Composting Toilets
Typical "low-flush" toilets in the United States and Canada use 6 liters (1.6 gallons) of water per flush, notes Scott Smith, vice president of Canada-based Sancor Industries, which manufactures Envirolet Composting Toilet Systems. Thus, by switching to a no-flush composting toilet, a person can save more than 8,000 liters (2,000 gallons) of water per year, assuming an average flush rate of four times daily. "In 25, 50, 100 years, we probably won’t have…the luxury of using clean water to wash away waste," Smith observes.
Link via WorldChanging

::: China Bloggers
China had 19.87 million bloggers at the beginning of November.
Link via

::: 72 hours a week
Americans aged 13-18 spend a whopping 72 hours a week using "electronic media."
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Don't underestimate the skate culture.

::: MTV moves into Pakistan
"The launches of MTV and Nickelodeon in Pakistan reflect our continued commitment to pioneering the localization strategy in music and kids' entertainment," says Bill Roedy, the president of MTV Networks International. "These new channels enable us to showcase Pakistan's unique and vibrant culture, while celebrating the diversity of music and common experiences among kids and young people."
Can you say indigenous? Link via

[, which I found via YPulse, is a website devoted to youth culture from a more global perspective - since there are 3 billion people in the world under the age of 25. Yes, you read that correct - 3 Billion. And you think *your* youth ministry is understaffed....]

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