Friday, August 16, 2013

How to save the world

According to the US Energy Information Administration, the average annual electricity consumption per person in the US is 11,280 kWh.

The average amount of electricity used while camping is roughly zero. (screw your rv that doesn't count.)

Running these numbers through my handy internet machine; 11280/365*7= we could save 216 kWh of energy per person per year just by going camping for a week. That's around 67.6 gigawatt hours/year, which is equal to the total amount of solar energy produced in the US in 2011. Or enough to power a ton of lightbulbs for a long time. 

So do your part for the environment, and go chill the fuck out in the woods. 

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