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

An average car could be driven for 2.93 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 5,796 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 20.83 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 451 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 50.77 years
Taking 129 cars off the road for a year
Producing 49.62 tons of Beef

Answer: 660 kg tons of CO2 would be emitted by burning the following fuels...

An average car could be driven for 2.93 years non-stop
A 13-watt CF lightbulb could be lit for 5,796 years continuously
A 747 could fly for 20.83 hours non-stop
A 42 inch LCD TV could be used for 451 years continuously
The energy use of an average house could be met for 50.77 years
Taking 129 cars off the road for a year
Producing 49.62 tons of Beef
230.77 tons of Coal burned for electricity
329.67 tons of Natural Gas burned for electricity
171.43 tons of Oil burned for electricity

Answer: 660 tons of CO2 could be saved if...

660 households took sustainable action: Water heater blanket for a year
440 households took sustainable action: Hang-drying clothes for a year
220 households took sustainable action: Switch to a clean energy provider for a year
66 households took sustainable action: Neutralize with carbon offsets for a year
13,200 households took sustainable action: Reusable Bags for a year
413 households took sustainable action: Replacing lights with CF bulbs for a year
1,833 households took sustainable action: Tankless Water Heater for a year
330 households took sustainable action: Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle for a year

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