Efficiency measures may not sound like the coolest or most exciting solution to reducing our collective carbon footprint, but they are one of the most important. There are a multitude of programs in New York available for residents to evaluate their homes for free, and making efficiency changes saves up to 40% on energy costs. We may not be one of the greenest cities in the US yet, but we’re on the right track.
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Caring about climate change and the environment is obviously a much more serious passion than any of these examples, as it has to do with the shared fate and potential demise of humanity. And you would think that urgency would make it easier to convince people that’s it’s a worthwhile way to spend your time and energy.
After realizing with alarm the dire climate change consequences his generation would inherit, Edgar McGregor, a California high school student, set about trying to understand what he and his contemporaries are up against. Now, he analyzes climate trends and keeps a blog with his findings.