There are obvious reasons why you should reduce energy usage such as saving money. If you REALLY care about stopping global warming, you will be pleased to know that energy conservation will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Fossil fuels (coal, oil, gasoline and natural gas) release CO2 when they are burned. CO2 is one of the “greenhouse” gases. We all use fossil fuels in our cars, homes and offices. If we reduce our personal usage by 25% (an achievable figure) our direct greenhouse gas contribution would obviously be reduced by 25%. BUT 40% of greenhouse gases are related to electrical generation. This means that your 25% reduction wins you a 10% bonus in additional greenhouse gases eliminated. By using less electrical energy, it is possible for you to reduce your total greenhouse gases from fossil fuels by 35%!! That is exciting.

What are you waiting for? Start saving now!

Several of Tree Musketeers’ past articles address Energy use and the environment. Below are some links to Common Cents articles on various Energy saving topics:

Common Cents – Laundering for the Earth!
Common Cents – Trees Save Energy!
Common Cents – Right Tree Right Place
Energy Use Is At The Root Of Global Warming

Below are some other links that provide essential information about energy consumption and conservation. Note: these links may take you to outside websites:

Kids Energy Zone
Kids Energy Area
Energy Star Info
Kids Energy .CA
Energy Conservation for Kids
Kids Electricity Conservation
Energy Info
Kids Energy Area
World Energy Cons.
Environment America 2013 Report on Fracking

To empower young people to be environmental leaders