Where do you want to be in ten or twenty years? Do you want to be living in a city where everything looks like this?
Probably not, but for many countries like China and India, by 2050 there could be an outlook of 3.6 million premature deaths a year due to pollution. (Arup, 2012)
By 2050, Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions will increase by 50% if nothing is done. Results of this would be dreadful. Loss of biodiversity and water shortages being just two of these (Arup, 2012).
So what can be done about the future now? Renewable energy sources like hydro electricity, wind power and solar energy produce little to no global warming emissions. (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2013) So why do half of Australian businesses ignore energy saving methods? (Hayman, 2010) Maybe one of the reasons is the costs of installing or remodelling to fit in solar panels or energy efficient appliances. Or the more expensive costs of green energy as opposed to normal electricity and gas. There could be a number of reasons why Australian businesses don’t incorporate these methods but now with the Australian Government’s investment of more than $5 billion in developing new technology as well as starting the Australian Carbon Trust to help subsidise the costs involved in switching to cleaner energy, (Think Change, 2012) there should be no excuses.
So why support businesses that don’t care? Join us and become a part of the future.
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Arup, T., 2012, ‘Death stalks us in the air, says OECD in its outlook’, The Sydney Morning Herald, viewed on 19th May 2013, <http://www.smh.com.au/national/death-stalks-us-in-the-air-says-oecd-in-its-outlook-20120316-1vaya.html>
Hayman. P, 2010, ‘Half of Australian businesses ignore energy efficiency’, Dynamic Business, viewed on 16th May 2013, <http://www.dynamicbusiness.com.au/finance-cash-flow/australian-businesses-ignore-energy-efficiency-1938.html>
Think Change, 2012, ‘Reducing Australia’s emissions’, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, viewed on 19th May 2013, < http://www.climatechange.gov.au/government/reduce.aspx>
Union of Concerned Scientists, 2013, ‘Benefits of Renewable Energy Use’, Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions, viewed on 19th May 2013, <http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/our-energy-choices/renewable-energy/public-benefits-of-renewable.html>
- Michelle Chew, Eco Fitness administrator