Riot for Abundance – June and July 2014 – Months 68-69



This is the Riot for Abundance for June-July 2104 for the three of us (two adults, one eight-year-old). Edson fixed the calculator: all go tither to crunch those numbers! And here’s another fun website for the mathematically inclined: Do the Math.

Gasoline.  Calculated per person. Our weakest point in the Riot,

15.6 gallons pp. per month

38% of the US National Average

Electricity. This is reckoned per household, not per person. We cook on an electric stove. According to our solar meter, we produced 14979 kWh since the system was turned on in August 2011 and 1230 kWh over the last two months (you can follow our solar harvest live here). Since we made enough electricity so as not to have to buy electricity from Nstar, and made credit too – but it’s hard to tell how much – I can say for sure that we’ve used definitely no more than:

615 kWh per month

Heating Oil and Warm Water. This too is calculated for the entire household. Our solar hot water system (installed in February last year) took care of all our hot water.

 0 gallons of oil / month

0% of the US National Average

Water. This is calculated per person. We continue doing well in this category, and I don’t know how, which means it has just become a habit to be water-frugal, I hope.

418 gallons pp. per month

13.9% of the US National Average

Trash. After recycling and composting this usually comes down to mainly food wrappers.

6 lbs. pp per month

4.4 % of the US National Average 

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