5 Ways to Save Our Planet

by alexandregarceau on October 2, 2013 - 11:55am

Based on the demand of energy, our world is in need. How much in need? Enough to slowly kill our planet even with warnings that if we continue we won’t be able to live on it anymore. Fortunately, Scientifics are working on this problem as we speak. They finally developed a conclusion which will help us save the planet: Change our energy solutions.


In this article, five possible solutions have been enumerated: Solar resources (including Wind and Biofuel), Heat-Mining the earth for Geothermal energy, Natural gas for transportation, Energy efficiency and funding researches to an As-Yet-Unknown “Breakthrough”. These answers may be one we could use to save our planet’s environment.

(Before, to understand why we need new types of energy, we need to understand the aspects of global warming and what it does to our planet, click here for more info: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/#close-modal ). We need to choose a different path in terms of energy consuming, either we decrease or level of energy consumption or we go toward renewable types of energy. It is proven that the cost of using renewable kinds of energy are going to be worth the spent and profitable. Let’s save our planet!



I agree with having to find different ways to consume to be more eco-friendly however, are these opportunities always available to do so? Not only does the more "eco-friendly" products costs more to the public but because it costs more, the public would rather buy the product that will give the same outcome but that costs less. It may be worth the money and be more profitable and more safe for the earth and for us people, but in how long from now? How long from now should people pay so much more money for a product even if they cannot afford it to save the earth and to wait for a positive outcome of it? I strongly agree with being more eco-friendly because the Earth is very important, but it is not always accessible to everyone and that’s where I believe they should start working on, making these different paths more accessible to a larger rang of the population so the change can happen more effectively and more rapidly. Here is a link to 50 ways to help the environment which may be more affordable. http://www.50waystohelp.com/

I think that, to make a change in the environment we have to act as a mass. If the government decides to take decisions concerning the resources we will use for our energy, the whole population won't have any other choice than to follow. It's when we act among a larger group that we feel more like we can make a difference. We often want to act and make the planet better, but we don't feel that the small actions we make have an impact. In my neighbourhood, a great initiative was the collect of compost, this measures implied the whole community and makes a greater change to help the environment. People feel more encouraged to take actions when they feel that they are not the only one doing it.

Here's a link to more info about the benefits of composting: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/food-and-our-planet/start-com...

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