One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
A shower leaking just 10 drips per minute wastes 500 gallons of water per year. That's enough water to run your dishwasher every day for two months!
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.