Recycle Paper Products
- The average American uses the equivalent of 7 trees worth of paper products every year.
- 1 ton of recycled paper products can save 17 trees.
- If every American recycled their newspaper, we could save 250 million trees a year.
- Using a low-flow showerhead can save more than 2,000 gallons of water a year.
- Nearly 22% of household water usage is consumed by doing laundry.
- High efficiency washing machines can save a household 6,000 gallons of water per year.
- Heating and cooling make up nearly 50% of home energy use.
- For every degree you set your thermostat up in the summer and down in winter, you save about 1% on your energy bill.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
- Ditching your car for public transportation could reduce your carbon footprint by 4,800 pounds a year (for an average 20-mile-round-trip commute).
- Bikes are close to 10 times more carbon efficient than gas-powered vehicles.