There is an abundant source of energy in the form of sunlight beaming down upon your rooftop every day. It can be used as a clean, cheap, and reliable energy source. Solar power can have an immediate benefit upon your home and family. Wouldn’t you like to save money and energy, and be less dependent upon your local utility company? Solar panels have an investment return within months, not years. Best of all, you can be in charge of your family’s energy source, not the utility company. It is very affordable to build your own solar panels, as opposed to buying them. As making ends meet becomes more of a challenge, instead of cutting back on expenses, do something that results in having more money on hand.
In order to do more than just barely survive, first we have to simplify our lives. We must learn to need and want less. We can learn to get our enjoyment and entertainment from lower cost or free sustainable sources. We live in a time of unbelievable over consumption of all kinds of goods, including expensive food from all over the world. We will need to rely on local products and local food sources. Part of the change that will be coming has to do with the transportation of goods across the world. We will see that slow way down and goods from far away will be extremely expensive. At least until new power supplier sources are implemented that change the cost and environmental damage from worldwide transportation of goods.
Environment Themed Gifts: The products like Dome Terrarium, Nyokki, Eggling, Antworks are popular in the toyland recently. For example, Nyokki is made from Japan and it means grow. It allows your kid to plant a ray grass in a cute cartoon character container.
Unless you have a free-flowing stream on your property, you can rule out hydropower. And nuclear energy, though it doesn’t use carbon-based fuel, has major waste disposal and other issues.
Cease bottle water usage. Bottled water usually is just filtered tap water, and a lot of energy is used in the bottling process. Buy a metal water bottle and a filter if you don’t like tap water.
We can cut our energy use way down by being super conscious about conserving. Where ever possible we can use systems that do not require a lot of electricity or fuel. Consider walking or riding a bike instead of exclusively driving everywhere. Use a clothes line to dry clothes instead of only using a dryer. Recycle everything possible. If you have the space and ability, grow a garden and do some food preparation and storage; like drying fruit and vegetables. Grow extra food to trade for things you need. Create community around you and develop a system for sharing and trading.
You can heat your home using biofuels. This type of fuel is usually made with a combination of animal fat, vegetable oil and wood. You can find a professional to change your furnace if it is propane so that it can heat with the blend of fuels. This could be anywhere up to 99% of biodiesel. Schedule a consultation with a professional prior to making the switch to biofuels in your home.
On an average a man consumes 60000 to 80000 litters of water in his lifetime. Body of a human contains 40 to 50 litres of water at given time. Human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size.