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PLANTING TREES TO REDUCE CO 2

See how YOU can help reduce CO2 in the atmosphere.
Trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. An average tree in North America removes about 66 kilograms (145 pounds) of CO2 per year.

How much CO2 did your trees remove? … kilograms (… lbs) per year

Volume 118 m3 (4,198 ft3)

That's enough CO2 to fill up: … balloons!

Volume 2,940 m3 (105,000 ft3)

That's enough CO2 to fill up: … hot air balloons!


What if more people planted the same number of trees?
If everyone in small town plants trees, the savings would equal 0 metric tons of CO2 per 1000 hours.
 SMALL TOWN
 5,000 people

 NEW YORK CITY
 8 million people

 UNITED STATES
 300 million people


Trees can also reduce people's energy needs,
which decreases CO2 emissions.Planting trees near buildings can provide shade in the summer, reducing air conditioning needs, and block winds in the winter, reducing the need for heating.
If you can't plant a tree in your own back yard, support organizations that plant trees and preserve existing forests.
DRIVING LESS TO REDUCE CO 2

See how YOU can reduce CO2 emissions.
 Every gallon of gasoline burned emits about 9 kilograms (19 pounds) of CO2.
 The average U.S. driver emits 5.5 metric tons of CO2 per year

What do you drive? CLICK a vehicle below—then press NEXT.

SUBCOMPACT
Fuel Economy
15 kilometers per liter
(36 miles per gallon) 
COMPACT
Fuel Economy
12 kilometers per liter
(29 miles per gallon) 
FULL SIZE/MINIVAN
Fuel Economy
8 kilometers per liter
(18 miles per gallon) 
SUV/TRUCK
Fuel Economy
6 kilometers per liter
(14 miles per gallon) 
HYBRID
Fuel Economy
18 kilometers per liter
(42 miles per gallon)

SUBCOMPACT

Your yearly CO2 emissions:
… kilograms
(… pounds) Based on your vehicle and daily drive of: … kilometers (… miles)
Volume 118 m3 (4,198 ft3)

That's enough CO2 to fill up: … balloons!

Volume 2,940 m3 (105,000 ft3)

That's enough CO2 to fill up: … hot air balloons!


You Have chosen to save … kilograms (… lbs) per year What if more people reduced by that same amount?
If everyone in small town reduced by that amount, the savings would equal 0 metric tons of CO2 per year.
 SMALL TOWN
 5,000 cars

 NEW YORK CITY
 1.6 milion cars

 UNITED STATES
 300 milion cars


You have chosen to drive fewer miles per day.
This is a great way to reduce emissionsâ€”but there
are other solutions too. Driving a more fuelefficient vehicle
 A car that gets 11 kilometers per liter instead of 8 (25 instead of 20 miles per gallon) saves over 15 metric tons of greenhouse gases over the life of the vehicle.
 Using other forms of transportation

 walking
 biking
 taking mass transit
CHANGING BULBS TO REDUCE CO 2

See how YOU can reduce your CO2 emissions. These light bulbs provide the same amount of light—but one uses much less electricity.
 60watt incandescent creates 114 kilograms (252 pounds) of CO2
 per 1,000 hours of use in the U.S.
 13watt CFL creates 22 kilograms (49 pounds) of CO2
 per 1,000 hours of use in the U.S.

Based on … 60watt bulbs in your home, your CO2 emissions: xx kilograms (xx pounds) of CO2 for every 1,000 hours of use in the U.S.

Volume 118 m3 (4,198 ft3)

That's enough CO2 to fill up: … balloons!

Volume 2,940 m3 (105,000 ft3)

That's enough CO2 to fill up: … hot air balloons!


You Have chosen to save … kilograms (… lbs) per 1,000 hours. What if more people made the same choice?
If everyone in small town changed that many bulbs, the savings would equal 0 metric tons of CO2 per 1000 hours.
 SMALL TOWN
 1,000 households

 NEW YORK CITY
 3 million households

 UNITED STATES
 112 million households


You have chosen to replace incandescent bulbs with
energyefficient CFLs. Think of other ways you can change how your use electricity.

 unplugging idle electronics
 using energyefficient appliances
 asking your power company about clean energy options
Every kilowatt hour saved reduces CO2 emissions
by about 0.8 kilograms (1.7 pounds).
Are you sure you want to start over and forget what you have done so far?
OK, start over!
No, keep going.