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I am a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby led weaning, extended rear facing, eco conscious, married mommy to two beautiful children. They have changed my view on the world we live in. It is now my number 1 goal to make it the best I can for them to grow up in. I find myself always rethinking how I want to live my life and often feel like sharing my findings and thoughts with others. So I guess here's my chance :o) I will talk about topics that interest me. If you dont like them or dont agree, well... there's nothing much I can do!

Friday, November 29, 2013

When David Suzuki came to Halifax

David Suzuki came to Halifax last Friday. When I first heard the news that he was coming, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to see him. I'm glad I did since tickets for the event sold out very quickly. We even made a whole "date night" out of it by visiting a restaurant that serves local and organic foods. Yum!

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my green journey. I have done lots so far to help reduce my carbon footprint because it was the right thing to do. I never really knew all the specifics about what was going on in our world. The presentation last week was all about climate change (or global warming). There are still skeptics out there but the prevention showed us concrete examples of how climate change is negatively affecting the Maritimes. Alternative renewable energy sources were discussed. Our use of fossil fuels was explained as well.

If the earth warms up a couple degrees, it can have disastrous consequences. It is said that if we burn all the oil that we presently have available, the earth would warm several times the acceptable limit. That doesn't even begin to take in consideration all the oil and natural gas they want to find with exploration.

The clear message was that we need to drastically slow our use of fossil fuels and seek out renewable forms of energy. Today, I am setting up an account with Efficiency NS and will receive a Home Energy Report. I will fill out a survey, it will analyse my monthly power bills, and it will give me loads of suggestions on how to lower our energy use. It will also help me establish goals. Be sure to look out for that post soon!

Do you have any goals related to energy use?

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed listening to him and can't wait to see your posts on your goals and progress. I was amazed at how the small things (like adding curtains to a window) impacted energy efficiency.