Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything

by Sustainable Nikos on June 21, 2011 · 0 comments

in Miscellaneous Schmidt

15.44. Percent, that is. The ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything (pertaining to garbage) is 15.44%.

As promised, I have finished my task of toiling through the records to find the rate of change for garbage prices at SRELP’s buildings! I have written these values into a handy xcel spreadsheet, and can now look through to find the rate at which our waste management prices have increased! The big number is: 15.44%. After sifting through old and rusty SRELP profit and loss ledgers, I have found the necessary data to find the percent change over the course of SRELP’s existence. I cataloged the data with columns ordered by location and rows ordered by year– and then took the percent change for each location, and logged it at the bottom of each column. I then averaged these percentages to come to the final percent change of 15.44%. The price of garbage management for SRELP has increased 15.44% since 2000. This number may not seem extremely large, but in reality, a 15.44% increase on many thousands of dollars is actually quite sizable. Hopefully, by the end of summer, I will be able to set up the garbage system at SRELP so that the 11 year increase will be tempered over the next 11 years.

Enough math jargon, lets get to some exciting news. First of all, it’s friday! Enjoy your weekend, turn off your energy sucking light bulbs and soak up the sun. Secondly, you no longer have to read my ramblings about accounting! And last but not least, I have called Golden Gate Disposal and Recycling Company, and set up a delivery date for a compost bin at our Bush street building! I will be meeting Steven from the Department of the Environment, and going to our building to distribute apartment-sized compost pails to the tenants, and to raise awareness about composting.

Until next time,


(AKA Nikos)

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