Americans represent only 5% of the world's population, but generate 30% of the world's garbage.
In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. If you add it up, that means that a 150 pound person will leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds for his or her children.
ENERGY STAR® qualified room air conditioners use up to 25 percent less energy than a standard new model and up to 40 percent less energy than a model that is more than 10 years old.
ENERGY STAR® clothes washers clean clothes using 50% less energy than standard washers--and a lot less water.
Replacing 3 light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs saves 1663 lbs. of CO2over the life cycle of the bulbs.
Between 1950 and 2000, the U.S. population nearly doubled. However, in that same period, public demand for water more than tripled! Americans now use an average of 100 gallons of water each day — enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses!