Solutions to Climate Change
In this era of rapid change it is more important than ever to try to find solutions to climate change. Do whatever you can to reduce energy, waste, and negative impact on the environment. Also in this current economy it makes sense to try to lower energy bills by adopting some strategies to reduce energy.
Some Specific Things To Do
Some of the everyday things we can do to reduce our energy use and live a green lifestyle include:
1) installing solar panels - reduces your dependence on power grid and reduces electric bill
2) buying a hybrid vehicle - lowers fuel costs with better miles per gallon
3) purchasing an electric lawn mower - save money on gasoline & oil
4) buy "low energy" appliances for the home - rated with 'Energy Star'
5) buy "environmentally friendly" detergents and soap, etc
6) planting more trees in your yard - more oxygen and filters the air
7) continue and expand recycling
8) car pool to work and consolidate trips when running errands
9) use A/C's sparingly and replace with fans on most days
10) reduce the "mowing size" of your lawn - by letting shrubs and trees grow
11) plan a small garden to supplement your food - reducing your dependence on the grocery stores and reducing your food bill (also local and organic)
12) get your 'news' online instead of paper - saves trees and reduces transportation costs
These are just a few everyday things that can make a difference to the environment and the wallet. There are some more suggestions for energy conservation
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Also as a society we need to look at more sustainable ways of living and not continue to build developments scattered throughout the countryside, a good distance from the workplace; this necessitates a continued reliance on automobiles, fossil fuels, and road maintenance.
Some Other Things To Consider
Other solutions to climate change include public transportation; this is the next best thing to bike riding and walking, but it is impractical for so many people unfortunately. Some countries develop infrastructure around public transportation and therefore reap the benefits of less fossil fuel consumption, saving money, and a cleaner environment. Public transportation and telecommuting (working from home) are some of our best solutions to the problem.
"Energy efficient" homes
and businesses are another source of savings. Whether adding a solar panel or planting a vegetable garden, every little bit can help. Some businesses have adopted replacing black tarred roofs for white or even root tops with planted vegetation as solutions to climate change. This reduces the absorption of solar energy and thus reduces the energy use to cool the dwelling. Evaporation from the leaves of plants reduce the heating further. Some companies specialize in "environmentally friendly construction" that can lead to real energy savings employing the aforementioned roof-top strategies or a combination of different methods to lower energy costs.
solutions to climate change
all around us to consider if we are to survive climate change.