Resource Use – Average American vs Dancing Rabbit 2011

We are often asked how our resource use compares with that of the average American. Here are some figures to give you a sense of how we are doing. While this is a great step towards sustainability we feel we still have a long way to go.

Average American Average person at Dancing Rabbit DR Percent of Avg American
Vehicles Per Person1
.83
.06
7%
Miles Driven Per Person2
9,548
894
9%
Motor Fuel Use (gallons) Per Person3
379
26
7%
Electricity (kwh per year)4
4,320
325
7.5%
Propane/Gas – therms5
365
29
8%
Water Per Capita Gallons per year6
49,134
4,454
9%
Household Waste lbs/year/person7
1600
411
26%
Square Feet of Housing Per Person8
750
230
31%

Figures for Dancing Rabbit based on calculations in 2011. Vehicle miles and fuel use do not include rental vehicles or vehicles borrowed from friends.

Please let us know if you see any errors in our calculations or improper assumptions.

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