The average American releases about 50,000 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. A large portion of that comes from our homes and wasted, wasted energy. Matter of fact, according to a recent McKinsey study, the single most cost-effective way to reduce GHG emissions is via building insulation. Click on over to the Time Earth-Friendly Home graphic and move the lens around for other ideas to reduce GHG emissions and save some dolla, dolla bills. Before you click over though, I will say, this is pretty basic information, but at least they provide some numbers and illustrate the impact of concerted effort.
While you’re over there, check out this article, too:
++51 Things We Can Do to Save the Environment [Time]
With the price of oil at $95 a barrel, economists estimate that U.S. households will spend an additional $90 billion on costlier gasoline. Estimating our population at 300 million, that’s an average of $300 per person. Between my wife and I, that means we’re giving up $600 of our economic pie to the recently increased cost of transportation, on average.