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Compelling Statistics to Support Going Green: Part 2 of 5

June 25, 2010  |  by Tim

    If you missed part 1 you can check it out here.

Throughout the Green MLS Toolkit  you will find compelling reasons to learn more about the green industry. Want to make more money? Want to become more knowledgeable? Want to save the world? No matter what your motives are, the tool kit contains information that will direct you toward your goals. Within the toolkit is a great article written by Marilyn Wilson of the WAV Group titled “Top 10 Ways an MLS or Association can Go Green.” Here are a few of the more compelling statistics:

  • The real estate industry is contributing to the problem. In fact, it only takes about 12 sales to consume a tree.
  • More than 2,000,000 trees consumed since 2005. The real estate industry has killed more than 2 million trees just with the paperwork needed to process residential real estate transactions.
  • More than 1.5 billion gallons of gasoline used. Travel to clients, properties, open houses, home tours and conferences accounts for usage of approximately 1.5 billion gallons of gasoline … a year.
  • More than 1.8 billion gallons of wastewater created.The production of just one piece of paper produces 13 ounces of wastewater. To produce 26 million real estate transactions, our industry has created more than 1.8 billion gallons of waste water.

 

Check back this afternoon for the answer!

Read the rest of the Top 10 Ways an MLS or Association can Go Green  written by Marilyn Wilson of the WAV Group

MRIS Eco-Friendly Profile Sheet

MRIS Green Glossary

MRIS case study 

 

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