If you replace just one out of four of your light bulbs with fluorescents, you can save about 50% on your lighting bill.
A leaky faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day, and a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons a day.
Americans use about 385 million gallons of gasoline every day, which means more than a gallon of gasoline every day for every man, woman and child.
Source: Energy Information Administration
Recycling saves energy: Creating a new aluminum can from scratch takes 95% more energy than making a can from recycled aluminum.
The average American generates 4.5 pounds of trash every day, which is almost twice the amount of trash the average American produced daily in 1960.
Energy Information Administration
In the average home, 40% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. Across the US, this equals the annual output of 17 power plants.
Source: Energy Star
Refrigerators use 14% of an average U.S. home's electricity. Replacing a 20-year-old refrigerator with a new, energy-efficient model reduces an average home's CO2 contribution by about 1 ton per year while saving about $65 annually on the electric bill.
Source: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
If every household in the United States replaced just one package of virgin fiber napkins with 100% recycled ones, we could save 1 million trees.