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

An average car could be driven for 9.07 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 49.17 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 10.61 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 3.83 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 157 days
Taking 1.10 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.4211 tons of Beef

Answer: 6 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 9.07 days non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 49.17 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 10.61 minutes non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 3.83 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 157 days
Taking 1.10 cars off the road for a year
Producing 0.4211 tons of Beef
1.96 tons of Coal burned for electricity
2.80 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
1.45 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 5.6 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

5 households took sustainable action: Recycling for a year
16 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
11 households took sustainable action: Replace an old appliance with an efficient model for a year
0.93 households took sustainable action: Complete House Solar Conversion for a year
11 households took sustainable action: Bike or Walk to Work for a year
4 households took sustainable action: Eat less meat for a year
28 households took sustainable action: Use a low-flow showerhead for a year
93 households took sustainable action: Ditch the gas lawn mower for a year

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