FIGURE IT OUT
This from the National Geographic folk:
Average Annual Household Pounds of Carbon Dioxide Saved
1,000 – If you recycle glass, plastic, and paper.
800 – If you take the bus to work instead of driving.
720 – If you line-dry half your laundry loads instead of using the dryer.
700 – If you maintain a tight seal on your refrigerator door and keep the appliance’s coils clean.
55 – If you replace a 75-watt incandescent lightbulb with a 20-watt compact fluorescent bulb.
Check out these sites for ways to shrink your footprint’s size:
Safe Climate Calculator safeclimate.net/calculator – Online questionnaires are a way to calculate your current energy use. This calculator includes options for residents of the
U.S. Climate Technology Cooperation usctcgateway.net/tool – This carbon equivalency calculator translates units of greenhouse gases saved into easily understandable equivalents: gallons of gas saved, acres of forest preserved, and more.