It’s been a while since we’ve had a good, old-fashioned energy crisis. It couldn’t have come at a worse time for the climate. The International Energy Agency is predicting that if we don’t start to take some serious steps on greenhouse gas emissions, then by 2040 our planet will be 3 degrees Celsius warmer than it was in pre-industrial times. That means more extreme weather events and even less arable land to grow food on earth. But what can you do about it? In this blog post, I am going to discuss three ways you can use your website to get involved with the movement to save the world from catastrophic climate change!
1. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Many people will say that the first step to saving the planet is not only to limit your energy consumption but also to reduce it as much as possible. When you go about doing the things you normally do every day, think about ways you can make them more energy efficient. For example, take showers instead of baths you use less water, unplug your electronics when they’re not in use, and turn the heat down at night or wear an extra sweater if you need to keep warm. You don’t have to go around like some sort of green warrior but when you’re in the trenches of everyday life, be on the lookout for easy ways to help your carbon footprint.
2. Switch to a Green Power Provider Nowadays most people already have a choice when it comes to their electricity provider. If you don’t, then it’s time to call up your utility company and ask them what they offer. Many alternative energy providers will offer special rates if you sign up for a longer period to get your business because it’s much easier than building new power plants themselves. Green-energy-generated electricity doesn’t cost more when you consider the long-term costs, plus if you buy certain types of green bonds then the cost will be even lower. Make sure you check before switching if there are any penalties for breaking your contracts early as it can happen because sometimes suppliers charge cancellation fees. Also, you should read the fine print before signing up to ensure that they have a good track record and reliable service from day one!
3. Use Renewable Energy
Did you know that if we wanted to, we could power the entire planet with just one form of energy? That’s right! It is possible to use nothing but renewable green sources such as solar and wind. There are already many homes and even companies that generate their electricity from renewable sources such as photovoltaic panels or large-scale wind turbines. Unfortunately, it’s not as widespread as we would like but here is what you can do
Use alternate energy sources for your personal use
If you have the money and resources to invest in alternative energy generation, then now is a great time to buy or lease some solar panels and wind turbines. The more people who do this, the more it will become a thing, so why not be one of those people? It will save you money on your electricity bills and help the planet at the same time!
Find renewable energy sources for your business
If you own a company then why not look into investing in a green energy project for your business. For example, if you own a restaurant then why not generate electricity from the food waste that you produce? If you own a factory, then consider installing solar panels and wind turbines. This is what many companies are doing and they’re even seeing their return on investment with reduced energy costs and tax incentives for green power generation.
The important thing with all of these tips is to do something. If you want to reduce the chance of climate change and global warming, then you can’t just sit around and hope it goes away or that other person will do something. It’s simple; if we all want to save the planet, then we need to start doing something today.