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Last updated 10:55 AM on 15 September 2011

Ever wondered how much carbon pollution your household really emits? A new community awareness campaign called ‘what can you do in your world' could have some surprising answers.

The Save Power website explains carbon pollution through the use of simple black balloons - one balloon equals around 50 grams of carbon pollution. The average NSW household produces around 8 tonnes of carbon pollution and 160,000 black balloons every year.

Compare your carbon output with other Australia households and find examples of easy changes that save carbon and money.

For example, your household could save:

  • more than 11,600 black balloons by using energy efficient light globes
  • 10,100 black balloons by switching appliances off at the power point when they're not in use

To rate your household's energy use go to www.savepower.nsw.gov.au.