Here in the United States, we tend to go all out for a variety of things. Big cars, big houses, big highways, big buildings…you name it.

I mean, look at it.



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See what I mean?

So it shouldn’t be surprising that 93% of transportation in the United States relies on oil.

Check out this short clip:

According to the video, the amount of CO2 emissions released by all that oil-fueled transportation in the U.S. adds up to more than that of the entire rest of the world combined, with the exception of China. Also, the United States has seen a 19% increase in the use of gas since 1990, because of a variety of factors.

What do you think regular people can do to cut back on pollution? We talk about carpooling, riding our bikes and using public transit as much as possible, but what are your ideas? Share your ideas in a comment below.

Source: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/stories/8-vacation-spots-powered-by-renewable-energy