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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: 2376.01 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 10.54 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 20,864 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.13 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,624 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 183 years
Taking 466 cars off the road for a year
Producing 179 tons of Beef

Answer: 2.38 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 10.54 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 20,864 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 3.13 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 1,624 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 183 years
Taking 466 cars off the road for a year
Producing 179 tons of Beef
830.77 tons of Coal burned for electricity
1,186.82 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
617.15 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 2376.01 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

1,584 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
6,789 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
238 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
6,600 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
47,520 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
792 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
7,920 households took sustainable action: Lower water-heater temperature for a year
4,752 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year

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