How To Make Your Life and Home More Sustainable

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How To Make Your Life and Home More Sustainable

  1. 1. How to Make Your House and Life More Sustainable<br />By: Andrew Parker, Cole Imbs, and Corbin Wright<br />
  2. 2. What does Being Unsustainable Do?<br />Can waste electricity, water, money, and send out a harmful greenhouse gas called Carbon Dioxide.<br />Carbon Dioxide being admitted into the air<br />
  3. 3. Global Warming<br />1880, the average temperature around the world has raised 1.4⁰F<br />20th Century’s last 20 years have been the hottest in 400 years<br />
  4. 4. Insulation<br />A typical American wastes about 40,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, the main contributor of global warming, annually.<br />Insulating can save around 20-30% of your heating bill and can reduce carbon dioxide waste from 140-2,100 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.<br />
  5. 5. Water<br />Americans now use 127% more water than we used to in 1950.<br />Did you know that just turning down your water heater 20 degrees (from 140⁰F to 120⁰F) could save 1,200 pounds of CO2<br />95% of the water that enters our homes goes down the drain.<br />
  6. 6. Recycling<br />Since 1980 solid waste has grown by 60%- surpassing 254 million tons per year in 2007, according to the EPA. <br />
  7. 7. Electricity<br />Home appliances are responsible for 20% of your energy bills<br />Fluorescent light bulbs are effective because they only use 25%-35% of the energy that an incandescent light bulb uses. Also, they last about 10 years longer<br />

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