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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: 1300 tonnes of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 5.77 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 11,416 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 41.04 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 889 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 100 years
Taking 255 cars off the road for a year
Producing 97.74 tons of Beef

Answer: 1.30 tons tonnes of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 5.77 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 11,416 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 41.04 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 889 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 100 years
Taking 255 cars off the road for a year
Producing 97.74 tons of Beef
454.55 tons of Coal burned for electricity
649.35 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
337.66 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 1300 tonnes of CO2 could be saved if...

1,193 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
2,600 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
130 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
3,611 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
6,500 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
4,333 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
875 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
26,000 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year

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