YouSustain

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: 2235.2 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 9.91 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 19,628 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2.94 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,528 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 172 years
Taking 438 cars off the road for a year
Producing 168 tons of Beef

Answer: 2.24 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 9.91 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 19,628 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 2.94 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,528 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 172 years
Taking 438 cars off the road for a year
Producing 168 tons of Beef
781.54 tons of Coal burned for electricity
1,116.48 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
580.57 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 2235.2 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

224 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
7,451 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
6,209 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
37,253 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
6,386 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
1,490 households took sustainable action: House Solar Augmentation for a year
373 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
11,176 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year

Calculate the impact you can have with our Sustainable Actions Calculator or by joining other members in Challenges.

If you found this useful, please share it with friends:
You can also link directly to these results with URL http://www.yousustain.com/footprint/howmuchco2?co2=2235.2+tons