Did you know that if the US cut its energy consumption by just 23% we’d save $1.2 trillion? This infographic from the Institute for Energy and the Environment provides a look at exactly what it takes to go one step further and live entirely off the grid. Firstly, cut your power use. Then, find alternative energy and water sources. Finally, produce your own food. Soon, you’ll be on your way to complete self-reliance and a smaller global footprint. Check out the full infographic after the break!

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+ Institute for Energy and the Environment