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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: 31301.55 tons of CO2 would be emitted by any of the following activities...

An average car could be driven for 139 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 274,864 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 41.17 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 21,397 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,408 years
Taking 6,138 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,354 tons of Beef

Answer: 31.30 tons tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 139 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 274,864 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 41.17 days non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 21,397 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 2,408 years
Taking 6,138 cars off the road for a year
Producing 2,354 tons of Beef
10,944.60 tons of Coal burned for electricity
15,635.14 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
8,130.27 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 31301.55 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

89,433 households took sustainable action: Composting for a year
156,508 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
626,031 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
521,693 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year
10,434 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
62,603 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
89,433 households took sustainable action: No bottled water for a year
15,651 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year

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