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How Much CO2 Is That?


Enter an amount of CO2:

Examples: "1 ton", "100 pounds", "500 lbs", or "10.5 kg"
Or start with the typical annual CO2 emissions from: an average house or an average car. How about a single trans-atlantic flight in a 747?

Answer: 13 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 21.04 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 114 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 24.62 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 8.89 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 365 days
Taking 2.55 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.9774 tons of Beef

Answer: 13 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 21.04 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 114 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 24.62 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 8.89 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 365 days
Taking 2.55 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.9774 tons of Beef
4.55 tons of Coal burned for electricity
6.49 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
3.38 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 13 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

9 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
13 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
36 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
37 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
13 households took sustainable action: Programmable Thermostat for a year
26 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
26 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
8 households took sustainable action: Exclusive Sustainable Transportation for a year

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