Final Project-Mitigation Strategies and Solutions-Energy Conservation

Final Project-Mitigation Strategies and Solutions-Energy Conservation

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Energy Conservation 1 Mitigation Strategies and Solutions; Energy Conservation SCI/275
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Energy Conservation 2 Energy conservation can create many individual ideas and thoughts. Some may express the concern of the limited resources available. Others may express the importance of recycling. Some may be suggest using less energy resources. Carpooling to save fuel or lowering the thermostat during cold times comes to mind. Although all these are very important and beneficial to conserving energy, the focus here is to help save the environment and all living things. Reducing the amount of nonrenewable energy resources is extremely important to future generations. Working to provide effective alternative energy resources could be a major solution for the environment and life on earth. While society has become accustomed to the comforts of life, conserving energy and using alternative resources is crucial to environmental survival. The Western worldview suggests that humans have an obligation and are responsible for managing natural resources to benefit society. The belief is understandable except for the disregard of all other factors acquainted to providing the resources for the wealth and comforts of society. The destructive manner in acquiring natural resources must be taken into account when retrieving them from the environment. The deep ecology worldview reflects the proper approach to providing the resources necessary for a successful society. The value of human and nonhuman life is equal therefore the environment deserves the respect to override human interest alone. Realistically nations throughout the world will continue to be dependent on natural resources for energy supplies. The energy resources that come from the environment are known as nonrenewable resources. Nonrenewable resources are the major resources the world relies on such as coal, oil, and natural gas. They are considered nonrenewable because they do not reproduce and are limited. According to the Bridger Teton video
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Energy Conservation 3 (2007), an unknown amount of oil is available to the earth and if continued dependency persists, America will suffer a major energy supply crisis within the next two decades (University of Phoenix). The value of the environment must always outweigh the unknown. Societies around the world must learn to reduce the amounts of energy they use and live in a more modest manner. Conservation can be considered in many individual thoughts and ideas. Reducing the amount of energy one uses is a simple approach to conserving energy resources. The comforts one is accustomed to may require some adjustment but the over all concept of using less is easy. Turning off electrical devices not in use is very simple and will conserve a huge amount of energy with a collaborated effort. Carpooling or the use of public transportation can reduce the amount of fuel consumed in drastic measures. Making a conscious effort to use less water can be a vital improvement to conserve a
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Final Project-Mitigation Strategies and Solutions-Energy Conservation

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