So you might be thinking, how did these numbers come to be
So here was where we calculated yearly use for each thing.
Alot of this is standardizing units and doing some basic math with formulas to estimate yearly usage (see the technical side by clicking on “How This Works”
The end results of this will tell you how much CO2 you emitted and how much water you used based on the average footprint of the activities we question you on see bellow. This does not account for things such as solar/wind/alternative energy, driving a hybrid or electric cars, your exact usage based on these activities, appliances, showers, or other activities. This would simply be impossible to figure out how to do given the timeframe we had to complete this or just too specific for what we’re trying to accomplish!
An average shower uses 2.1 gallons per minute
Baths use on average 40 gallons/bath
On average 1 air mile produces 53lbs of CO2
So we standardized this to divide down to lbs/person based on how many people a Southwest plane can seat. Lastly, we figured out the length of a flight from Albany to Orlando (a pretty average flight length for most, again another possible sway), and we multiplied that number by 2 for the roundtrip factor and got 741.258741lbs per person a flight
Leaving your sink on while brushing uses 3-4 gallons of water a day. Roughly 1277.5 gallons per year!
A standard campfire emits 9.68 kg of co2
A car emits 411g/mile. For carpooling, we calculated this that same way as flying based on 3 people
Busses emit 0.14lbs per person each mile
A single flush takes 1.6 gallons
Dishwashing uses on average 5 gallons a load
A standard washing machine uses around 20 gallons per load
A sheet of paper emits 0.1925 lbs of CO2
All energy is figured out with emitted per kwh (see bellow):
Leaving your lights on
209.58 kilograms Each Year
A single grocery bag emits 0.0363762lbs of co2
90.61lbs per mowing
One Hour Of Grass Cutting Equals 100 Miles Worth Of Auto Pollution.
63.427lbs per time
The equivalent of driving 70 miles
While cooking with charcoal emits up to 11 pounds of carbon dioxide per grill session into the environment, for example, grilling with propane emits just 5.6.
Natural Gas 6.54772919 pounds
Electric 7.60594805 pounds
Oil 8.73030558 pounds
0.072kw/day for 4 fans