Green Your Day

If you replace just one out of four of your light bulbs with fluorescents, you can save about 50% on your lighting bill.
Source: EPA

A leaky faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day, and a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons a day.
Source: NRDC

Americans use about 385 million gallons of gasoline every day, which means more than a gallon of gasoline every day for every man, woman and child.
Source: Energy Information Administration

Recycling saves energy: Creating a new aluminum can from scratch takes 95% more energy than making a can from recycled aluminum.
Source: Earth911

The average American generates 4.5 pounds of trash every day, which is almost twice the amount of trash the average American produced daily in 1960.
Source: Energy Information Administration

In the average home, 40% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. Across the US, this equals the annual output of 17 power plants.
Source: Energy Star

Refrigerators use 14% of an average U.S. home's electricity. Replacing a 20-year-old refrigerator with a new, energy-efficient model reduces an average home's CO2 contribution by about 1 ton per year while saving about $65 annually on the electric bill.
Source: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

If every household in the United States replaced just one package of virgin fiber napkins with 100% recycled ones, we could save 1 million trees.
Source: NRDC