Monday, April 16, 2007

Efficient and Green: It’s Easy to Be Kind to the Environment

It’s time for home owners to latch on to sustainable energy sources. No excuses.

Coal and other non-renewable resources have damaging impacts on our Earth.

It’s obvious that as Canadians we have come to rely on fossil fuels and non-renewable resources for our survival. Since 1693, when the first Canadian coal mine opened at Grand Lake, New Brunswick, people have been using coal for energy.

So, it’s been three centuries of using non-renewable and polluting energy sources. Maybe it’s about time we make the switch to environmentally friendly energy.

It’s really not that hard.

There is a widespread market availability of sustainable energy sources.

Google ‘solar panels + purchase’ to track down your local solar panel supplier. And don't worry, you'll have made back the money you invested in this green technology in four years. Well worth it to save the world from smog-causing coal exhaust.

Just punch ‘wind turbines + purchase’ into Google and you’ll be bombarded with a list of commercial wind turbine suppliers.

Plus, investing in wind turbines can actually lower your electricity bill by 50 to 90 per cent.

For enviro-friendly companies, planting a wind farm can recoup the energy used in manufacturing within six to eight months.

Going green isn’t as difficult as many people think.

True, investing in sustainable housing technology can be costly.

But, the initial cost of installing wind turbines and solar panels, for instance, are offset by what you save in the long run.


It’s easy and cost effective to go green.

So, why aren’t more people jumping on board? Perhaps they’re still stuck in 1693.

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