2007–90% Riot

The goal is to reduce 90% under that of an average American over the course of a year.

1. Gasoline.
Average American: usage is 500 gallons PER PERSON, PER YEAR.
90% reduction: would be 50 gallons PER PERSON, PER YEAR.

2. Electricity.
Average US usage: is 11,000 kwh PER HOUSEHOLD, PER YEAR, or about 900 kwh PER HOUSEHOLD PER MONTH.
90% reduction: would mean using 1,100 PER HOUSEHOLD, PER YEAR or 90 kwh PER HOUSEHOLD PER MONTH

3. Natural Gas + Wood Energy
US Average Natural Gas usage is 1000 therms PER HOUSEHOLD, PER YEAR.
A 90% reduction would mean a reduction to 100 therms PER HOUSEHOLD PER YEAR   Propane 1.1 gallon is equal to 1 therm.

4. Garbage
the average American generates about 4.5 lbs of garbage PER PERSON, PER DAY.
A 90% reduction would mean .45 lbs of garbage PER PERSON, PER DAY.

5. Water.
The Average American uses 100 Gallons of water PER PERSON, PER DAY.
A 90% reduction would mean 10 gallons PER PERSON, PER DAY.

6. Consumer Goods.
The average American spends 10K PER HOUSEHOLD, PER YEAR on consumer goods
90% 1k per year (new) Used goods are 10% (used from garage sale is 10%) Used from Goodwill, Church Sale, etc does not count against.

7. Food.
Local should be 70% of diet
Bulk allotted 25% of diet
non-local/Processed 5%
June 2007-June 2008 Numbers:

Totals for Month 1:

  • Gasoline: 9 gallons
  • Electricity: monthly average is 14.25 kwh/day
  • Heat and Cooking: 0.5 therms
  • Garbage: Landfill 18 pounds, recycling 19 pounds
  • Water: 7500 gallons
  • Consumer Goods: $105

Totals for Month 2:

  • Gasoline: 5 gallons
  • Electricity: 14 kwh/day
  • Heat and Cooking: Heating 0.33 gallons of gas. Cooking 0.5 therms.
  • Garbage and Recycling: Garbage 8 pounds. Recycling 5 pounds.
  • Consumer Goods: $65
  • Water: 6400 gallons
  • Food: Almost entirely local and bulk.

Totals for Month 3:

  • Gasoline: 6 gallons
  • Electricity: 19 kwh
  • Heating and Cooking: Heating — 1 gallon gasoline . Cooking 0.5 therms.
  • Garbage and Recycling: Garbage 6 pounds. Recycling 4 pounds.
  • Water: From my meter reading excursions I think we used 220 gallons per day this month.
  • Consumer Goods: $90
  • Food: Homegrown/Local 46%; Bulk 42%; Supermarket 12%

Totals for Month 4:

  • Gasoline: 5 gallons (total 25)
  • Electricity: average 9.75 kwh/day
  • Heating and Cooking: Heating–1.33 gallons. Cooking–0.5 therms
  • Garbage–5 pounds. Recycling–o pounds
  • Water: 45 gallons/person/day
  • Consumer Goods: $180
  • Food: remains the same at 46% homegrown/local, 42% bulk, and 12% supermarket.

Totals for Month 5:

  • Gasoline: 2.8% of the American average and rising
  • Electricity: 10% of the American average and steady
  • Heating and Cooking: 0.4% of the American average and rising
  • Garbage: 5% of the American average and steady.
  • Water: 30% of the American average and dropping
  • Consumer Goods: 4.5% of the American average and rising
  • Food: 48% local/homegrown, 42% bulk/organic, 10% supermarket

Totals for Month 6:

  • Gasoline: 3.6% of the yearly American average for household (25% for commuters)
  • Electricity: 6% of the American average
  • Heating and Cooking: 1% of the yearly American average
  • Garbage: 4% of the American average
  • Water: 30% of the American average
  • Consumer Goods: 10% of yearly American average
  • Food: 40% local/homegrown, 46% bulk/organic, 14% supermarket

Totals for Month 7:

  • Gasoline: 30%
  • Electricity: 10%
  • Heating and Cooking: less than 1%
  • Garbage: 5% of monthly American average
  • Water: 30% of monthly American average
  • Consumer Goods: 10% normal goods, 3% for used vehicle, 6% for washing machine
  • Food: 30% local/homegrown, 50% bulk/organic, 20% supermarket

Month 8:

  • Gasoline: 30% including our commuters.
  • Electricity: 10%
  • Heating and Cooking: less than 1%
  • Garbage: 5%
  • Water: 12.5%
  • Consumer Goods: 10% normal goods for this month.
  • Food: 30% local/homegrown, 40% bulk/organic, 30% supermarket. We’re purchasing even more fruits and veggies from the supermarket.

Month 9:

  • Gasoline: 25% including our commuters.
  • Electricity: 12%
  • Heating and Cooking: n/a
  • Garbage: 5%
  • Water: 12.5%
  • Consumer Goods: 11% normal goods for this month.
  • Food: 30% local/homegrown, 40% bulk/organic, 30% supermarket. We’re purchasing even more fruits and veggies from the supermarket.

Month 10:

  • Gasoline: 25% including our commuters.
  • Electricity: 15%
  • Heating and Cooking: n/a
  • Garbage: 7%
  • Water: 11.5%
  • Consumer Goods: 6% normal household goods, 25% f0r chicken coop, and 15% for the grain mill (It gets a 50% reduction since it will be for long-term sustainablity)
  • Food: 25% local/homegrown, 40% bulk/organic, 35% supermarket. We’re still purchasing fruits and veggies from the supermarket and now we’ve added yogurt.

Month 11:

  • Gasoline — 25%
  • Electricity — 10%
  • Heating and Cooking — 0%
  • Garbage — 7%
  • Water — 11%
  • Consumer Goods — 10%
  • Food — 25% local/homegrown, 50% bulk/organic, and 25% supermarket. Supermarket food is fruit, veggie, and some yogurt.

Month 12:

  • Gasoline: 24%
  • Electricity: 7%
  • Heating and Cooking: 0%
  • Garbage: 5%
  • Water: 11%
  • Consumer Goods: 7%
  • Food: 25% local, 60% bulk/organic, 15% supermarket
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