Saturday, April 5, 2014
April 22,earth day!!!!!
Last year, 311,873,713 pounds of material was recycled at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts- roughly the weight of 891,068 Dumbo flying elephant attraction vehicles. With results like this, it's important that we continue to promote programs, policies and best practices to help conserve the natural world and increase environmental awareness.
In 2013,Disneyland showed how we went outside and connected with nature. Earth Month 2014 is the perfect time to take the next step and help protect nature for future generations. Here are some of the ways Disneyland Resort Cast Members have been making a difference.
1...Food Scraps Diversion....59 Food and Beverage locations at the Disneyland Resort have been capturing seven tons of food scraps per day, which are turned into animal feed. Roughly the weight of an Indiana Jones Adventure attraction vehicle in food scraps each day.
2...Electric Vehicle Charging... A total of 30 ChargePoint electric vehicle charging ports were installed in the Mickey & Friends and Team Disney Anahiem parking structures. The Disneyland Resort now has one of the largest collections of privately owned, publicly visited EV charging stations in Southern California.
3...Cardboard Recycling... Recycling at the Disneyland Resort has been expanded to include all types cardboard, instead of only corrugated. This has resulted in a 23 percent increase in loose cardboard recycling.
4...Temperature Set Points... Temperature set points ensure we are not overheating or cooling all of our indoor spaces- both onstage and backstage. Our commitment to these set points has helped contribute to a 10.7 percent reduction in electricity use for the resort since 2006, despite higher attendance, hotel occupancy and longer operating hours for our parks.
5...Goodwill Partnership... Over the past year, the Disneyland Resort expanded our partnership with Goodwill by donating items such as used Cast Member shoes, a variety of costumes and mattresses from our resort hotels.
6...Circle D Composting... The resort saw a 72 percent increase in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 in composting at Circle D with the addition of coffee grouds from resort restaurants and laundry lint from the Disneyland Hotel industrial dyers.
Did you know????
1... The average Californian uses about 192 gallons of water a day?
2...Turn water off when brushing teeth or shaving?
3...Soak pot and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean?
4...Use the washing machine and dishwasher only when full?
5...Water outdoor plants at night to prevent evaporation and install drip tubing instad of sprinklers?
6...Use only the water you need, do not leave the faucet runnung unnecessarily?
Did you know this about Dr Lee at Club 33...
Back about 1992, I started recycling all glass bottles at my location, Club 33 bar. With the blessings of my then manager, Tom, I was given 2 big yellow bins for behind the bar. As drinks were made or poured,all glass was then place inside these bins. In the mid 80's, I still remember throwing away daily large amounts of glass mixed with food waste.This recycling project increased my closing daily duties,and many a bartender at night wasn't fond of this added duty.
To this day ,I have been told it still continues.Habits are hard to change......Dr Lee