Every pound of coal… every gallon of gasoline or oil… every unit of electricity… every fossil fuel we burn… every aspect of our lives has some environmental impact.
The numbers are staggering.
* Energy consumption of American households produces 21% of the United States’ global warming pollution. This is more pollution than the entire United Kingdom output!
If every household in the U.S. made energy-efficient choices, we could reduce our emissions by up to two-thirds. We could save 800 million tons of global warming pollution — this is more than the emissions released by over 100 countries!
* American cars and trucks burn over 8 million barrels a day. Heat-trapping emissions from vehicles can stay in the environment for several decades up to about one century.
By driving less often or driving an energy efficient vehicle, you can significantly reduce global warming pollution.
Small changes can add up…
We have to change our mindset. By saving energy… and by recycling to save resources, we can take massive action to stop or slow global warming.
You can NOT minimize the impact of your actions. The power of one person can be immense when you consider the ripple effects.
When you educate yourself about protecting the environment, you can teach others about what you learned. Even better, you can show others how to protect the environment and teach by example.
Your actions can have ripple effects for many generations.
Small actions can lead to huge effects when those actions are multiplied by the efforts of millions of people in the world.
Useful links about global warming and going green:
- Global Warming Prevention and Going Green Shortcuts: How to Generate Maximum Impact In the Least Amount of Time
- Going Green Can Save You Some Green: You Can Save Money By Saving Energy and Resources
- What Are the Dangers of Global Warming? Part 3
- What Are the Dangers of Global Warming? Part 2
- What Are the Dangers of Global Warming? Part 1
- What Are the Effects of Global Warming?
- What Are the Main Causes of Global Warming?
- Causes, Effects and Dangers of Global Warming