Some people are very greedy and want more than their fair share of everything.
So they grab it, leaving little or nothing for anyone else. Many people
in rich countries use
much more energy than is sensible or fair. Fossil fuels will run out
completely quite soon but before they do, the damage to the Earth’s
climate will have been done.
you can do
wait a moment. That doesn’t mean you’ve all got to grow fur or feathers.
You, your friends and families could do lots to make things better:
Get to be energy-aware! Try to save as much as you can by not driving around, flying and having
the heating or air conditioning turned up so high. People can also
save a lot by making clever buildings which can make their own energy
and don't waste the energy they do use. Insulation isn't very exciting
but it's the quickest, cheapest and best way to save energy in homes,
schools and offices. Most buildings don't have proper insulation but
there are simple ways
to add it which not only means warmer (or cooler
if you live in a hot place) buildings. Because much less energy is
needed, you save lots of money: energy is getting very expensive to
your own energy
to do things - cycling, walking, running, cooking. If
you’re cold ,
wear more clothes!
It's a no-brainer, don't you think? ;)
out more about renewable
and pester parents and friends to get involved in using these or in
trying to get something going where you live. And since energy use
and climate change are connected, take a look at my Twelve
Really Important Things you can do to help stop global warming
made a crossword
puzzle about energy. All the answers are in
my guide. Can you get it all correct?
off to catch a fish for my dinner. I'll be walking (okay, waddling!) and
then swimming to do that, not jumping in a car. What will you be doing?
I hope that whatever you do, you'll think carefully about it first.
how you choose to use energy affects all life on Earth so please think
before you use energy and think about what sort of energy you use. Anything which
uses fossil fuel is bad news for the planet.
to find out more? Visit my Energy links
page by clicking here.