And it’s said that this upcoming crisis will cause a shift in global political power – the power shift that happens from nations controlling international currencies to nations with commodities such as oil, uranium, and gold.
No matter what the political or economic changes may be, we will face the biggest environmental crises due to the rising carbon oxide and carbon monoxide emissions. All thanks to our relentless and endless use of finite fossil fuel resources.
But we can always start changing our habits, and hope that there’s still time to bring some good impact.
This World Energy Conservation Day, let’s adopt some basic but effective policies that can help us delay this energy crisis!
1. Adjust your day to day behaviours
When individual efforts combine to make a huge change, every little step goes a long way, especially in the case of energy conservation.
Turning off lights and fans when you do not need them not only reduces your electricity bill, but also conserves important energy and reduces the overall need for energy. It is a ripple effect: one house, one district, one city.
Simple acts such as turning down the heat on our thermostat in winters and using air conditioners for a lesser period of time in the summers can be our important contribution to a better and more sustainable future.
Can you imagine how it all adds up to create a huge, quantifiable impact?
2. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
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This is a very basic but highly effective method to tackle the energy crisis.
Reduce the amount of waste you produce by buying minimally packaged goods or making use of reusable packaging, and recycling them the next time you go shopping. This can significantly decrease the energy used in making and disposing these products.
Did you know that for every half a kilogram of waste you decrease, you save energy and reduce emissions of CO2 by almost 1 pound?!
How is that for positive change with minimum efforts?
3. Adopt energy efficient appliance practices
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Whereas, our traditional light bulbs are incandescent and consume an excessive amount of electricity. Let’s replace them today!
The practices we can adopt are endless, however it always starts with the most basic level: yourself.
Talking isn’t trying Instead of preaching, it is time for us to put these practices in use and start taking these measures seriously and encourage those around to do the same.
Afterall, it is rightly said – there is too much energy conversation instead of energy conservation. It’s time to walk the talk and do our bit!