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  • The refrigerator is the single biggest energy-consuming kitchen appliance, and opening the refrigerator door accounts for between $30 and $60 of a typical family's electricity bill each year.
    Source: Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen, "The Green Book"

  • A leaky faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day, and a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons a day.
    Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

  • A family of four using low-flow shower heads instead of full-flow models can save about 20,000 gallons of water per year.
    Source: NRDC

  • Swapping 16 incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) saves emissions equivalent to taking a car off the road for a year.

    In the average home, 40 percent of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. Across the U.S., this equals the annual output of 17 power plants.

    If every American replaced just one light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), the energy saved could light more than 2.5 million homes for a year.