Friday, October 10, 2008

Impact of Personal Choices

Did you know that American individuals control 65% of the country's greenhouse emissions? A new study by McKinsey & Company compares the consumer practices of Americans and those from other countries (43% of emissions by consumers). Some of the ways individual Americans can cut back include:

Passenger cars - currently 17% of US emissions.

  • Drive more fuel efficient cars
  • Live closer to work and recreation areas

Residential buildings & appliances - currently 17% of US emissions

  • Downsize
  • Buy existing housing stock instead of new construction
  • Add insulation
  • Replace appliances with more energy-efficient models

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1 comment:

marko said...

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