Learn More - Steps you can take
Today, the United States pumps more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any other country in the world. Each of us contributes about 22 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, whereas the world average per capita is about 6 tons.
The good news is that there are many ways you can help reduce pollution and improve the environment.
Recycling, using less energy or renewable energy sources, using public transportation, or using a more fuel efficient vehicle are easy steps to take that would significantly reduce the amount of emissions in this country.
There are many career paths within the field of renewable energies, and many do not involve the scientific research itself, but the construction of the infrastructure, business, marketing, etc. to bring renewables into mainstream use.