Fun Facts to Save the Planet on Earth Day

Infographic: What if you made Earth Day every day?

It’s Earth Day and there is no better time to think about sustainability and the environment.  Here are some fun facts about how we can protect our planet.

  • Replacing a desktop computer with a laptop saves $10 in electricity costs per person a year. Imagine the savings multiplied by millions.
  • Reducing the average number of hamburgers eaten a week from 3 to 1 could save 1,200 rain barrels of water per person a year – cultivating the food we eat makes up half our daily water consumption
  • Doubling the amount each individual recycles from 26% to 52% could keep an estimated 8 trash bins per person a year out of the landfill.

These facts and other interesting statistics can be found in this infographic created by Green Mountain Energy Company to illustrate the impact simple changes in everyday actions can have to make Earth a better place.

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Green Mountain Energy Company

Green Mountain is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountain’s largest customers is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 30.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
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