In my post of 9/6/12, I expressed some sketicism of “global warming” as promoted by politicians. The trumpets of global warming are designed to make rich and accrue power for those who promote it. Did you know that federal grants which question global warming are refused? Did you know that there is no metric as to what aspect of global warming is due to natural causation and what due to man? It’s not allowed for discussion. Some science. . . .
Notwithstanding, in my very first post, I said we should be vigorous in protecting our precious environment. I share the same objectives (conservation, recycling, renewable energy). But I view the problem in a different way. Global warming advocates say we should do these things because of global warming. I say we should do these things because they are right. In my prior post, I offered a watchword (my trademark) for conserving water and energy. Just Turn it Off! This simple phrase can make a difference and provide a 4 word education on conservation. I mean what’s not to like?
Let’s take water — We can’t live without it. And there’s only so much of it on our planet. Thus it is natural that we would want to conserve our precious supply of fresh water, use it sparingly and keep it potable. Yet most of the water that enters our homes literally goes down the drain. So what can the average person do to conserve fresh water and to preserve this valuable commodity for future generations? “Just turn it off.”
By turning off the water when it is not in use, you save gallons of fresh water every day. If every person in America saved one gallon of fresh water daily (the average shower uses 8 gallons), that translates to a savings of hundreds of millions of gallons of fresh water. For your children. Grandchildren. What can you do to help? “Just turn it off.”
● When taking a shower, turn on the water, get wet and then “Just turn it off.” Soap down while the water is off. Frankly you will probably get cleaner than if the water just continues pouring down the drain.
● When shaving, turn off the water. And rinse the razor as needed.
● When rinsing dishes, reduce pressure or turn it off for each item.
● Wash full loads of laundry.
Post any comments on conserving water or energy! And. . . . . Just turn it off!