We have one Earth. Maintaining our planet as a home for all life depends on us. It is up to us, together, to find innovative environmental & energy solutions.
When we make choices about our lifestyle, those decisions expand into everything else. They affect not only ourselves, but also influence the people around us. Being mindful of our actions, educating ourselves about the environment, and making sustainable choices gives us the power to make a real difference.
“I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.” - Denis Hayes
Every time we turn on a light, use our cell phones, play a video game, drive our cars, or go on vacation, we are responsible for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. CO2 has a huge impact on the world we live in. But what if we could make choices that support our modern lifestyle while protecting our future? What if our families, friends & communities did the same?
Keep My Planet Green is your resource for education and tools to address our impact on the Earth. We can all be stewards to our environment.
Individual Metric Tons/Year
Household Metric Tons/Year
Vehicle Metric Tons/Year
The average carbon emissions per household meal are equivalent to burning nearly a gallon of gasoline.
A roundtrip flight from NY to LA is equal to the avoided emissions from recycling 642 lbs. of waste.
A roundtrip car ride from NY to LA is equal to the avoided emissions from recycling 1602 lbs. of waste.
Total annual US Smartphone usage is responsible for more emissions than the entire state of Hawaii.
Based on 2016 sales, video game consoles produced more CO2 emissions than burning 1.3 trillion lbs. of coal.
US annual sales of water bottles create more CO2 emissions than driving 60,000 cars.
Refrigerators use about 10% of your homes electricity. That’s about 2000 lbs. of CO2 emissions each year.
The production of dog and cat food produces 64 million tons of C02 per year. That’s more than 14 coal fired power plants.
Keeping the planet green looks different to different people. There is no one size fits all solution. It’s personal. Biking to work, substituting a reusable water bottle, making energy efficiency upgrades to your home or business, or changing your eating habits are all sustainable options. You can also reduce your carbon footprint by supporting renewable energy and carbon reduction projects.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” - Anne Frank
Each action you take makes a difference. Learn about these smalls steps to a cleaner, brighter, more sustainable future.
Small changes will make a big difference, not only to the environment, but also to your pocketbook. Lead by example, and others will follow.
Mitigating your home energy use with the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) sends a message to the economy that renewable energy is your priority.
Offset your remaining CO2 emissions while supporting projects that actively avoid or sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
The Earth is our shared home. It’s time to recognize that being “green” makes good sense. By making sustainable choices, we can improve our quality of life and grow the economy, all while protecting our home. Together we can:
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
Our actions today are essential to improving our quality of life and preserving our planet for generations to come.
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