The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Analysts predict that by 2017, the cost for electricity produced from new onshore wind farms will be lower than new advanced or conventional coal plan
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.