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ENERGY EFFICIENT REVOLUTION. CHRISTINE DEUGWILLO CPSP218L. THE PROBLEM. Limited supply of nonrenewable energy sources Harsh impact on the environment. http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/images/clothes/coal.jpg. THE PROBLEM (cont.).

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  2. THE PROBLEM • Limited supply of nonrenewable energy sources • Harsh impact on the environment http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/images/clothes/coal.jpg

  3. THE PROBLEM (cont.) • Average family’s energy 11,200 pounds of air pollutants each year • 140 million cars drive 4 billion miles a day  200 million gallons of gas • About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable diapers • Homeowners vs. farmers • 50-100 species of plants/animals become extinct everyday

  4. WHAT DO WE NEED? • Transformation of the global energy system • Strong international agreement • Improvements in energy efficiency • Price floor on carbon http://dyslexiavictoria.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/children-around-the-world2.jpg

  5. GLOBAL SOLUTIONS! • UK businesses that implement energyefficient projects will get Government support, while those who delay taking action will end up paying a higher price in the future. • Avoid CO2 emissions- use renewable energy • Political legislation http://admin.avisian.com/images/legislation.gif

  6. Action Plan • University of Maryland- 2009’s Greenest Campus • Look for the EPA Energy Star symbol • Cut down on TV time • Turn down the thermostat • Buy new, efficient windows • Turn off the lights • Unplug your electronics • Wash your clothes in cold water


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