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The importance of saving energy

Through reducing our use

The value of natural resources and the importance of saving energy are among the biggest and most important issues we are facing at the moment.

Too long, we’ve  relied on resources like gas and oil without really considering that these are a finite resource. Additionally, due to the rapid growth of the earth’s population, there simply won’t be enough resource to support us all.

The destruction of the ozone layer surrounding the earth – of which the consequences regularly hit the headlines – has also played a big role in convincing people that it‘s impossible to continue to rely on fossil fuels and alternatives must be sought. What can be done should be done!

As a consequence, consumers and businesses have started to change their habits, and the production of green energy has seen a big boom. Wind, Solar and Hydro are all harnessed to produce our green energy, the ultimate aim being the reduction in the production of CO2 in both the process and by the end user.

However, it is not only companies that can make a difference in the amount of energy that is being saved and produced without any emission: Everyone can participate in saving our planet!

It takes only little effort to save energy in daily life and try to reduce waste. Investing in the latest technology is a great start, here are two ideas:

Use solar panels 

Solar panels are a very effective way to save large amounts of energy. Although acquisition costs and construction aren’t cheap, the investment definitely pays well, especially in the long run. It usually only takes a couple of years until the acquisition has finally amortized. Websites like www.trinasolar.com offer all the equipment that is necessary to have your own solar panels installed.

Water Saving devices
Saving water is one of the easiest things to do: just pay a little attention to the amount of water you use!  When brushing your teeth, turn the taps off, water your plants with dishwater and invest in a shower head that can reduce the water you use without even thinking about it!

Share with us your top energy saving tips.

Nicola Jayne Little

Founder of Daisy Green magazine. Hopelessly devoted to making lots of small changes to live a sustainable lifestyle. Pretty obsessive when it comes to bargain hunting in charity shops.
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