1. What impact does my driving have on CO2 levels?
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2. How many people could join this movement?
There are approximately 254 million cars/trucks registered in the United States and around 1.1 billion in the world.
3. How much CO2 is produced from driving cars?
One gallon of gasoline emits approximately 20 pounds of CO2.
4. What is the average mpg for cars?
Cars in the U.S. on average get 27.5 mpg (miles per gallon).
5. How far does the average American drive each year? month? day?
In the U.S. the average number of miles per car is 13,476 miles per year, 1,123 miles per month, and 36.92 miles a day.
6. What difference would it make if one car was not driven for a day?
If one person stopped driving for a day they would stop on average 26.85 lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
7. What difference would it make if the United States did not drive for a day?
If everyone in the U.S. stopped driving for a single day the U.S. would save almost seven billion pounds of CO2 from entering into the atmosphere.
8. What difference would it make if the world did not drive for a day?
If the world stopped driving for a single day we would stop 29,520,000,000 lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
9. How did you get these numbers?
If you divide the miles per year by number of days in a year you get the average miles driven per day, 36.92. Then you multiply it by the number of cars in the U.S. and the pounds of CO2 per gallon then divide by the average mpg in the U.S. and you get how many pounds of CO2 would not go into the atmosphere if everyone in the U.S. did not drive.
20[(254,000,000*36.92)/27.5]= 6.9 billion lbs. of CO2
Our goal is to stop just of CO2 from going into the atmosphere, and we are already: