Monday we kicked-off our Earth Week series with great success. In this second part of the series, local environmental experts and community leaders focus on the topic of: "Energy – Renewable energy and efficiency at home and at work".
Energy efficiency reduces our nation's overall demand for resources needed to make electricity and decreases the amount of human-made carbon dioxide leading to climate change.
Some people may wonder what impact climate change will have on Western New York. In the first article in this second part of the Earth Week series, Terry Yonker of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative shares some scientific predictions of what kinds of climate changes we will see here at home and the impact on our local communities.
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In the second article on the energy topic, Joel Huberman points out how the increase of human-made carbon dioxide is "the elephant in the room" and fills us in on why energy efficiency and conservation are so important for people and the environment. CLICK HERE to read it >>
We have the power to save money and energy right in our own homes. Stephanie Kellner, Green & Healthy Homes Coordinator at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, writes about the big picture regarding our state's energy demand and how to make small changes to reduce our collective environmental impact. CLICK HERE to get details >>
Making easy energy changes at home can make a huge difference. Jeff Tome, Senior Naturalist at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary near Jamestown, shares how the Audubon Center spearheaded a conservation effort to cut electricity bills in half. Signs throughout the center showcase easy ways for people to cut electricity use at home or in businesses. CLICK HERE to read it >>
One problem we face when it comes to energy is we have used the earth's resources faster than they can be renewed. To combat the problem Lynda Schneekloth introduces a new report by Sierra Club Niagara Group called CLEAN-FIT and urges Western New York to change current energy policies that favor fossil fuels by implementing a Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program. CLICK HERE to get details >>
In this final article on energy, Lauren Makeyenko of the Buffalo Museum of Science/Tifft Nature Preserve introduces current energy projects that are in development at Tifft Nature Preserve and updates us on Tiffts plan for the future. CLICK HERE to check it out >>
To follow future articles in the Earth Week series, visit http://growwny.org/earth-day/learn.