Week 9 Final Project

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Running head: FINAL PROJECT: MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS 1 Final Project: Mitigation Strategies and Solutions Stephen D, James Sci-275 Ricardo R. Garces June 19, 2011 University of Phoenix (Axia College)
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FINAL PROJECT: MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS 2 Final Project: Mitigation Strategies and Solutions Energy Conservation and the Problem of Using Nonrenewable Resources Our planet offers all things needed to sustain life, but as Humans evolve and begin to overpopulate this World, we are in a constant need to use the nonrenewable resources that this planet consists of. Our nonrenewable resources are depleting at an alarmingly high rate. Humans are in need of energy for everything being run by electricity; like the garage door opener to open the garage, or the electricity needed for the lights when one walks into the door. Humans also rely on electricity to wash their hands by the water pump turning on, or cooking food, the washing and drying of laundry on a daily basis, and the list goes on and on. The twentieth century has brought many innovations of doing things at a much higher rate to keep up with the ever growing population increase. All the new innovations and technologies need more than wood to provide the energy needed to operate their facilities. All the nonrenewable resources producing energy is unknowingly causing severe consequences to our economy and planet. Global warming, pollution, and the destruction of the World’s ecosystem are proof of using these resources. The over use of nonrenewable resources is caused when a person leaves water running when it is not necessary, does not turn off lights when they are not in the room, or when they have the thermostat set warm in the winter and cold in the summer months. There are many things Humans can do to help stop using up all of our valuable resources. The earlier civilizations survived by living off what this world provides for them; now is the time to improve the effects from using nonrenewable resources.
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FINAL PROJECT: MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS 3 If the world is going to rely on nonrenewable resources, then humans need to be informed of the effects from using nonrenewable resources. Humans know that there are positive effects from using nonrenewable resources (electricity), but must be informed on all the positive and negative effects from using these resources. Energy Star is a great program to help reward humans for being energy efficient, but there are many more programs and sustainable plans and programs to learn; a proposed sustainable plan with the benefits, challenges, and the support needed to achieve the proposed energy plan. What is Being Affected by Using Nonrenewable Resources for Energy There are numerous effects of using nonrenewable resources for energy. When coal burns, it causes sulfur dioxides and nitrogen oxides that go into our atmosphere and mix with precipitation that forms nitric, and sulfuric acid (acid rain). The effects of acid rain can cause
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