Understanding Your Impacts!

Tuesday, January 01 2008 @ 11:11 AM PST

Contributed by: green-la.com

Every day we are using resources and producing waste. We put a great deal of strain on the earth, so it's important for all of us to understand our impacts and learn what we can do to lessen them.

The average American household consumes over 100,000 gallons of water and generates over 22 tons of carbon dioxide each year.

The United States is responsible for 21% of carbon dioxide emissions, yet we have less than 5% of the world's population. We can and must reduce our environmental impact and slow global warming if we hope to have a promising future.

Things to look out for:

Natural Gas
(heating & hot water) Oil
(heating oil & transportation fuel) Electricity
(appliances, lighting & heating)

Water
(indoor & outdoor)

Carbon Dioxide & Greenhouse Gas
(wastes from burning fuels)

Trash
(trash & recycling)

Polluted Runoff
(pollution of rivers & oceans)

Sewage
(indoor water-based waste)

Be part of the solution!

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