In the last decade, people around the world have undergone a wide scale of record-setting natural disasters. The tsunami that rocked the nation of Japan in 2011, the biggest hurricanes the modern world has seen bombarding the United States. Volcanoes in Guatemala and Hawaii, and a trifecta of earth, water, and fire in Sulawesi last year. Hell... even Russia had a close call with a meteor in 2013. Our planet has been displaying its catastrophic potential, and all of the science says that at the rate we are going... the stakes are only going to get higher, and matters are only going to get worse.
Energy efficiency is a requirement nowadays. With the growing world, the environment has been facing a lot of changes. Energy efficiency is now the only way to a sustainable future.
A reliable power supply is very important to commercial buildings, big houses, or any building for that matter. We all have experienced occasional power outages with its terrible inconveniences. Some parts of the world even suffer from regular power blackouts. If the power grid is not able to deliver steady power supply, you must have an alternative power source to keep your building operations going.
My water story is simple: water is my medicine. Water has shifted my understanding of aliveness. I value being able to drink high-quality clean water. I celebrate the opportunity to experience the joy of being in the ocean with my loved ones. The wild waters of the Pacific have become the most epic playground, and most diverse university I've attended to date. Surfing taught me how to cope with my anxiety. Diving taught me how to breathe my way to peace. Hiking up the river with my dogs reconnects me to the instinctive relationship between nature and humanity. The relationship between human and nature is as natural as water.
“In the end, we destroyed the heaven that was called earth. The earth had been beautiful until our spirit moved over it and destroyed all things.” These lines came from Bernard Backmann’s work entitled, “Reverse Creation.” It tells us that we humans are the cause why the world fades and is gradually changing. We now sit on the brink of environmental catastrophe and the damages we’ve inflicted upon our precious Earth have become almost irreversible. Inevitably, we as a culture will find a way for its sustainability but at what cost?
Global Warming, we hear so much about it in modern politics and news, how the earth is getting warmer and warmer by the day, how the sea levels are rising, and how animals are dying. But I feel we are still not talking about it enough. The Earth is a gift, but it is not ours to destroy. By destroying it, like we are at this very moment, we are possibly taking away the future lives of billions, even trillions of humans.
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Having a house is a big responsibility. It can help to have investments that you do not have to replace often. One thing in a house that needs to be checked is the wiring. If the house is older than 50 years old, then it may have outdated wiring. It's time to rethink your options, and include going solar to the list.
In order to avoid spending money unnecessarily, you should reduce the amount of television you watch. Reducing the amount of television you watch saves you money, because you use less electricity at home, and you are also less exposed to advertisements that show items that you feel like buying, but that you do not really need. As a result, you would lower your stress, as you would not be as worried about money later on.
We have one home. One. This Earth is literally all we have. We are killing it. Yes, global warming is a real thing. It is killing us slowly, but surely. Scientists affirmed that we have approximately ten years to reverse this nightmare, otherwise we are screwed. They are not only trying to scare us with these statistics, but they are pushing us to act. To work together to build a sustainable, and livable environment. We are powerful together. You decide if you want be on the good side of history.
A novel (one that I think everyone should read) called The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells, serves as a guide to understand the details of climate change. An issue that is spoken about often ,but rarely actively addressed.
In light of the recent Australian federal election, many of the Australian youth are left thinking to themselves: is it even worth it when the privileged refuse to listen to the current global climate emergency? Leaving many with a strong sense of uncertainty towards their own future. Perhaps a wake up call to take things into our own hands? Away from a cloud of vested interest and unprecedented bias? With the topic of environmental sustainability quickly becoming a political issue.