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Color how many acres of forest, garbage trucks of waste recycled, or wind turbines can offset car emissions

Data sources

The four activities for this section were derived from the Greenhouse Gases Equivalencies Calculator - Calculations and References by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

How the data was used

The calculations were made for the following equivalences:

Car emissions and acres of forest

Car emissions and trucks of garbage recycled

Car emissions and urban trees planted

Car emissions and wind turbines installed


Python scripts is available in the code repository to generate or extend this activity. The scripts in the folder will simply execute the calculations made above and in some cases, output an svg with the relevant activity.