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Homeowners Guide to Going Green 2009

Homeowners Guide to Going Green 2009

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green
2009 amily guide to going 
 Tis guide is brought to you by G
REEN
andS
 AVE
.com
Cressy & EverettLaurie LaDow
laurieladow@cressyeverett.com
574-233-6141
 
 Whats the big deal about a burger?
Eat one less burger a month. The greenhouse gas emissions arising every yearfrom the production and consumption of cheeseburgers is roughly the same as theemissions from the 16 million SUVs currently on the road in the US.
It’s a team sportto save the planet,our money,and our health…
In this guide:
One o America’s leading ree ‘Green’resources or anyone who wants to savemoney and the environment as wellas create a healthier home and overallliestyle.
GREEN
 and 
Save
.com
Save with return on investment rankings ......ntroduction to the “green house”................Breakdown o the paybacks by year .............year one ....................................... years two to our ...........................years ve to six .............................years seven to ten .......................... 
Parents
567–1078910
CO
2
reduction ........................................
Family Kids
Little things make a big dierence .............n your roomWith your amily and riendsAt your tableAround your housen your yardAt schoolAround town
23–4
1
It takes 6 gallons of water to produce a head of lettuce—but it takes over 1,000 to
produce a cheeseburger with lettuce, because the feed for the cows is so inefcient to
grow, plus the emissions for the tractors are very high.
 
Offset the pollutionof your family car
10 great ways you and your parentscan reduce CO
2
emissions
 ActionEco-Impact Savingson CO
 2
lbs/year 
Recycle hal your house-hold waste
2,400
 Adjust your thermostat two degrees
2,000
 urn o electronic devices
2,000
Eat one less quarter poundburger a month
1,800
Reduce packaging garbageby 10%
1,200
Switch 6 light bulbs toenergy efcient ones
900
Install two water efcient shower heads
700
 Wash your clothes in coldor warm water 
500
Check your tire pressure
250
Drive two miles less each week 
100
 otal Carbon Savings in Pounds
11,850
= 200 lbs/year CO
2
emissions
Per Household/Year
United States27.3 tonsGermany13.8 tonsSweden7.3 tonsMexico5.3 tonsenya.2 tons
Per Person/YearWhy is ours so high?
orth America 14 to 20 tonsurope10 tons Worldwide4 tons
Breakdown of the Average USCO
2
emissions per person/year:
Auto ravel6.8 tonsDiet 3.8 tonsome nergy1.8 tonsAir ravel 1.5 tons
 otal14 tons
ow does the United States compareto other countries when it comes toCO
2
emissions? Well, take a look or yoursel!
11,850 pounds CO
2
= 5.9 tons CO
2
5.9 tons CO
2
= taking one midsize SUV o the road!
2
BONUS!
Sign up with your utility company or“clean, renewable, or wind” electricity. You’ll pay about 10% more, but save an average o our tonso CO
2
emissions per household each year!

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