Make a difference

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Check out your impact on the environment:
You Have Generated
Approximately 0
Pounds of Waste
In Your Lifetime (so Far)*
*Based on an average of 6.5 per day.
Each Texan
generates about
6.5 Pounds of Garbage Every Day.
Pie
1/3
In, 2014, Americans recycled or composted about 1/3 of their waste.
What you can do:
  • Items such as yard trimmings, paper, glass, metal and plastics account for over 80 PERCENT of household trash. Compost, reuse, and recycle as many of these items as possible!
  • Buy less, and buy reusable or recycled-content products when you can. One ton of paper manufactured from recycled paper saves up to 17 trees.
Your family has used
On Average, Nearly 0
Gallons of Water
just on showers
In Your Lifetime (so Far)*
*Based on an average of 40 gallons per day for a family of four.
A standard showerhead uses
2.5 gallons of water per minute.
A bathroom faucet generally runs at 2 gallons of water per minute.
Water covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, but less than one percent of that is available for human use!
What you can do:
  • Take shorter showers. Reducing a 10-minute shower using a standard showerhead to 5 minutes will save 12.5 gallons of water on each occasion.
  • Turning off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth can save up to 2,400 gallons of water a year.
YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS SPENT
On Average,
OVER
0
ON ELECTRICITY
In Your Lifetime (so Far)*
*Based on an average of $1,800 annually.
Standby power,
The electricity consumed by appliances when they are swtiched off, accounts for up to
10 Percent of your home’s energy use.
What you can do:
  • Reduce your energy bill by up to $180 each year by unplugging electronics, including your phone charger, when they aren’t in use or turning them off at the power strip.
  • Turn off the lights. Turning off just one light bulb that would otherwise burn for 8 hours a day can save almost $20 per year.
Surprised at your impact on the environment?
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
AND LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW THAT YOU ARE TAKING A STAND:

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