Worldwide, on average, each person emits around 4 metric tons of CO2 – but people in developed areas emit nearly 7X this amount, at about 27 tons of CO2 per year.
To put this amount in perspective, one ton of CO2 is equal to the volume of 546 cubic meters, or 546,200 liters. This means that the average person could fill FIVE average sized Olympic swimming pools with the amount of carbon dioxide emitted each year. This is a lot, especially when you consider that it is EVERY PERSON that is doing this, simultaneously. Any large, industrialized city of 10 million people will fill about 50 million Olympic swimming pools with CO2 each year – which is almost equal to the entire volume of the Grand Canyon at over 4 trillion cubic meters!
While it may seem overwhelming or impossible to deal with, that is certainly not the case. Simply using TerGo can help you avoid filling one or even two Olympic pools with CO2 by making small changes everyday – and when you get friends and family to join the TerGo revolution, this get multiplied exponentially.
Join us on the journey to net-zero carbon emissions and learn more about our carbon avoidance and carbon offset programs.