Roughly 1.5 million hybrid cars and SUVs were sold in the U.S. from 2004 to 2009. Despite bumps caused by the recession, sales of fuel-efficient vehicles are on the rise.
1 in 50 adults traded in their vehicle for a more fuel-efficient hybrid, electric, or alternative fuel vehicle in the past 6 months.
1 in 1.02 adults did not make the switch.
Turn off the lights
The energy-conscious are urged to switch off lights if they are going to be out of a room for longer than 5 minutes.
1 in 2.17 adults claim they always keep unneeded lights off or turn the lights off when leaving a room.
1 in 50 adults did not make the switch.
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Recycle, reduce, reuse
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling creates jobs, reduces pollution and energy use, and conserves national resources.
1 in 2.38 adults claim they always recycle.
1 in 20 admit they never recycle.
The average American produces 1,600 pounds of garbage a year.
1 in 3.7 adults claim they always reuse things instead of throwing them away or buying new items.
1 in 25 admit to never reusing things.
The average American uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water a day.
1 in 3.85 adults claim they always make an effort to use less water.
1 in 16.67 admit they never make an effort to conserve water.
The electricity used by appliances plugged in but not in use is estimated to account for 1% of global C02 emissions.
1 in 6.25 adults claim they always make an effort to unplug electrical appliances when not using them.
1 in 6.67 admit they never make such an effort.
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