It's Electric!


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This morning I woke up at 7 for work. I was astonished to see that the T.V., reading lamp, and Christmas lights were all left on. I’m pretty good about turning off lights but I always leave it up to my roommates on nights when I have to go to sleep early. Nevertheless, I don’t consider myself a big environmentalist but I recycle and try to conserve water (but I love my long showers) and electricity. Granted, I don’t think we would last very long without electricity. Most of the time we overlook its importance and probably don’t know how we came to have it. I think its important that we’re educated about as much as our world as possible, especially about something that we could barely survive without. Here is a link to a brief timeline of electricity. I found it interesting and it was nice to see how each scientist did their part and used their predecessor’s findings for their own developments. 314280_10152048818555543_1940006223_n.jpg Furthermore, here are some reasons why conserving electricity is important:
1)Some experts say that the total amount of energy Americans use doubles every twenty years. One of the biggest problems is that a lot of this energy is wasted.
2) Conserving electricity means that we are using less of the earth’s non-renewable resources. Examples:Oil, natural gas, uranium, and coal which are used to create electricity.
3) One of the most common ways to produce electricity is through the burning of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels include coal, oil, and natural gas. When fossil fuels are burned, they release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which leads to acid rain and global warming. These are big problems for our environment.

By taking the time to consider the question, “Why is it important to conserve electricity?” I hope you find yourself conserving it. Lets not take it for granted after all the benefits it reaps us. After all, you couldn’t be reading this, without out. 123.jpg

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I love your blog post! I took a class over the summer (EGEE 101) and it really opened my eyes to how much electricity and power we waste on a daily basis. I'm glad for it because now I am more aware and can hopefully lower my carbon footprint :)

Wow! That was really enlightening, I never realized how much electricity it took to complete simple tasks. I'll have to think about that a little more the next time I leave my fan on all day and all night. Here are some energy conservation tips that I found helpful and interesting!

I am actually a pretty good water-saver.For my dishes,I use the water less than more.(not the water I use to brush my teeth)I don't let the water splurge from the tap continuously even I am cleaning the dishes,but only until I begin to rinse them all.We shall learn from the contingent water crisis in other countries and develop some good habits personally.

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