Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
Analysts predict that by 2017, the cost for electricity produced from new onshore wind farms will be lower than new advanced or conventional coal plan
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
Red tape can add up: Local permitting and inspection add $0.50 per watt, or $2,516 per residential install, to the cost of solar.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances