Reducing our carbon footprint is something we can all do to help create a more sustainable future. In fact, in 2018, the United States produced 20.3 metric tons of CO2e per person, according to the UN Environment Programme’s 2019 Emissions Gap Report, while the global average was 6.5 metric tons per person.
To reduce your carbon footprint you have to measure it, and when you track your carbon footprint, it is measured in pounds and tons. But what really is a ton of CO2? This infographic puts that carbon impact into perspective.
Source: EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator: www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator