Climate change-Finding safer ways for Ohio to use energyOhio is located in the Mid-western region. On a map of climate zones Ohio is colored light blue, and has a humid continental (warm summer) climate. In this essay I will be discussing five ways for Ohio(or basically anywhere!) to use energy better, and safer. The five ways I plan on discussing are: Switching to clean/renewable energy sources, using less energy, traveling green, watching water usage, and reducing waste. With these five simple changes maybe, just maybe we can help change Ohio, and who knows maybe even the world!
One of the first ways to effectively oppose climate change in Ohio is, for the government to switch from getting a good portion of their energy from burning fossil fuels and start getting the mass majority of their energy from clean energy sources. Clean energy technology, such as wind and solar power produce energy as well as other technologies that can reduce greenhouse gasses, by capturing them before they can enter the atmosphere. One way a single person can help is by always unplugging things such as game consoles, cell phone chargers, and MP3 players; even though they maybe off they are still eating up energy.
You can also practice using less energy! Since most of the energy people use,( at home/school/work/ ect.) comes from burning fossil fuels, using less energy is a extraordinarily good idea. By using less energy we would be burning less fossil fuels which means were putting less carbon dioxide into the air. We can do this by doing simple things such as turning off appliances when were not using them, and some of things should even be unplugged as a said before. Use less water, especially hot water. Things like this are very helpful.
Another way to save energy is by traveling green. What does traveling green mean? Cars, airplanes, and other kinds of vehicles are to blamable for approximately one–third of the greenhouse gasses that are released into the air. Traveling green means not using these types of transportation unless necessary. Instead of driving, walk the couple of blocks to school, bike to the library, or for long distances use public transportation to get to your destination. These ways are simple but effective!
The last thing is reducing waste. This can be done by simply reducing, reusing, and recycling. This means you purchase and throw away less things (hey, it also saves you money!). This makes it so that machines that let off gasses don’t have to do so much or let off more gas. Easy things that help are: renting or borrowing things that you need only for a brief amount of time. When you have things you no longer need/use/want donate them, or recycle them. Use reusable bags when you go shopping. Buy things made from recycled materials. These are also very easy things to do, that make such a big difference!
These five step are not hard at all! They even save you money. Also they help insure a better atmosphere to live in, better air to breath, a better place for us, for the people around us, and for new life to come. If you want to make a difference then why not start now, and use energy sparingly!