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Discovery Channel Renewable Energy Documentary

 

Did You Know?

86% of America’s fruits and vegetables are grown near metro regions, where they are in the path of development.

And every hour 125 acres (1.2 million acres annually) of farm and ranch land is gobbled up by development.

That's why supporting local food and farms is more important than ever!

(From No Farms No Food campaign of American Farmland Trust)

 

What is Renewable Energy?

Unlike fossil fuels, which are exhaustible, renewable energy sources regenerate and can be sustained indefinitely.

The five renewable sources used most often are:

From U.S. Energy Information Administration

 

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This calculator measures your impact on the climate. See how many tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases your choices create each year.

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