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Since 1880, global sea level has risen about eight inches. Scientists expect global sea level to rise another one to eight feet by 2100.
From 1990 to 2016, the number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by passenger cars and light-duty trucks increased by approximately 45%.
According to EPA WaterSense, waterleaks in the U.S. can account for more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water every year.
Between 30 to 40% of food goes uneaten in the United States. Food waste is the largest component of U.S. landfills at 22%.
Approximately 13% of U.S. carbon emissions are associated with growing, manufacturing, transporting and disposing of food.
ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs will use at least 75% less energy and last 25x longer than old incandescent bulbs.
Recycling a ton of paper can save the energy equivalent of 166 gallons of gasoline!
Air conditioners cost U.S. homeowners more than $29 billion each year.
HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
More than half of annual energy consumption for U.S. households is from just two uses: space heating and air conditioning. Did you know air conditioners cost U.S. homeowners more than $29 billion each year? You can save time, money and help reduce energy-related CO2 emissions by making some quick and easy changes to your daily routine.
Reduce Food Waste
Producing and transporting food from the farms to our tables requires the use of enormous amounts of energy, land and water. Approximately 13% of U.S. carbon emissions are associated with growing, manufacturing, transporting and disposing of food. Follow these tips to reduce your food waste and impact on the environment, while saving time and money.
The U.S. transportation sector accounts for approximately 29% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. If you use vehicles as a main mode of transportation, follow these tips to reduce your impact on the environment while saving money.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
The extraction, manufacturing, transportation and disposal of all consumer products and packaging – excluding food – accounts for 29% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. For example, recycling paper allows it to be reused to make new paper products, reducing the number of trees and other natural resources used to make new paper.
Each day in the United States, about 27.4 billion gallons of water are withdrawn and delivered from surface water and groundwater sources for residential use, which includes water for drinking, washing clothes, flushing toilets, watering lawns and more. Help save water and money.
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KIDS & FAMILIES
Help kids understand the concept of energy, how it works, and the role it plays in the world around them.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AT HOME
Looking for fun and educational activities you and your family can do around the home? NEEF has gathered a list of activity guides and online resources to keep kids interested and engaged in environmental education.
EASY UPCYCLE PROJECTS
Turn trash into treasure with these simple activities.
Congressionally chartered in 1990, NEEF's mission is to make the environment more accessible, relatable, relevant, and connected to the daily lives of all Americans. We build effective public-private partnerships and develop programs and initiatives that advance environmental education and engagement in the United States. Visit us at NEEFusa.org.
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