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Climate Change is huge, I am small. What can I do? (part II)

The reality of climate change is huge. The reality is that each of us contained inside our worlds, is small. Yesterday I talked about the reality of Transactive Energy. One of the things TE does honestly allows for more localized production of power. The further you transport energy, the greater the loss of energy is. Within the concept of TE there are two things, laws that support the concept of production and redistribution of energy. What that means is that the power company produces energy and charges for it. With TE, when your solar or wind turbine produces more energy than you need it is moved to the power grid, and the power company pays you for that energy.  The second part is the creation of what is called a Micro-Grid.  The power grid represents power generators, delivery systems, and consumer systems. Micro-Grids put the production, consumption, and later redistricting if there is extra energy, into a single place. Put a solar array on your roof, and you are a Micro-Grid. Put a wind turbine on your roof, and you are a Micro-Grid.

That is the big answer to what can I do. There are, however, lots of smaller things you can do. There are also little things. The little things allow each of us to contribute to helping with climate change. I am going to list some below, please (the list is not complete on purpose), add more!

  1. See the article link below – whales are a HUGE impact on the environment. The average whale consumes and stores more than 33 tons of Carbon Dioxide during its lifetime.  When they die, they sink to the bottom of the ocean, and that CO2 is consumed by bottom-dwelling creatures and no released back into the environment. Save the Whales – Greenpeace was right all along!
  2. I have to be honest, and this one hurts to say. In the summer increase the Temp you set your AC at 78 degrees.
  3. Same in the winter, set the temperature of your furnace to 68 degrees. (those two hurt because my father was talking about that being something to do more than 30 years ago)
  4. Turn off the lights (except when reading posts by Alex Levante, then leave the lights on)when you are not using them.
  5. Take public transportation when it is available (I always ride the Metro to downtown DC, less traffic, no parking issues, and overall less pollution!)
  6. Buy things that are packaged in paper, not plastic

Please, this list is hardly even a good start! Add more in the comments!

The reality is this is a huge issue. It is not one that can be throw out simply because we don’t like the end game. We can each make a small contribution to making our world a little better before it is too late. Climate change is a huge issue. I know many people that are truly emotionally drained from giving against the so-called deniers. But I will leave you with something positive.

We can change the world. We have done it already. We can do it again!

Do go gentle into that good night; make sure the lights in the room you left are off!

 

Save the whales, save the planet

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/one-whale-is-worth-thousands-of-trees-in-climate-fight-new-study-says/ar-BBX3nV5?ocid=spartanntp

 

Previous in the series

https://virily.com/virily_poll/the-science-behind-climate-change-yes-it-is-real-yes-it-is-scary-no-it-is-not-to-late/

https://virily.com/virily_poll/climate-change-is-scary-but-i-cant-do-anything-about-it-right/

  • Question /

    did you konw whales had such a huge impact on the environment?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    Whales don’t eat under-the-sea telephone cables, ok?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    I have my winter themostat at 68 and wear sweaters, do you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    All public buildings should have solar or wind power. what else should be required to have renewable energy on premise?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    TE laws are critical, but only one of many will you share more energy saving tips?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    Lights off, when you leave the room right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    Did you know some electric cars can go more than 300 miles between charges?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. Q: did you konw whales had such a huge impact on the environment?
    Yes (3 votes) – 43%
    No (4 votes) – 57%
    Q: Whales don’t eat under-the-sea telephone cables, ok?
    Yes (6 votes) – 86%
    No (1 votes) – 14%
    Q: I have my winter themostat at 68 and wear sweaters, do you?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%
    Q: All public buildings should have solar or wind power. what else should be required to have renewable energy on premise?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: TE laws are critical, but only one of many will you share more energy saving tips?
    Yes (6 votes) – 100%
    Q: Lights off, when you leave the room right?
    Yes (7 votes) – 100%
    Q: Did you know some electric cars can go more than 300 miles between charges?
    Yes (3 votes) – 50%
    No (3 votes) – 50%

  2. I totally agree with the facts in your post. We can do a lot with these little things. We have a proverb: stone to stone palace. I only have the light on in the room I am in. I have no appliance on standby. When buying a new appliance, I make sure that it consumes as little energy as possible.

  3. What about that beautiful azalea or rhododendron perhaps in the photo, wow!

    I keep my thermostat low in the winter and high in the summer. All lights are off when I leave the room. The television is only on at night, which uses a ton of electricity by the way.
    Good reminders again for everyone.

  4. Nice and perfectly written, dear friend …. but I really didn’t know about the whales …. I don’t know what your temperatures are … I have about 25 degrees in the house and my partner keeps guaranteeing that she’s cold …. which is in my power make for a more friendly environment
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