Friday, May 2, 2014

Conserve Fuel



Yes…..I conserve precious resources …..Do  you????


The energy crisis in the country is becoming graver by the day and it is every individual’s responsibility to save  natural resources.
We need to educate and advocate the judicious use of natural resources and propagate resource conservation. Resource Conservation lays emphasis on saving water, fuel, paper and electricity targeting the young brigade of the country, as they are the ultimate beneficiaries of conservation efforts made by us today.

“To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” 

- Theodore Roosevelt

 

Change begin within us. As active citizens we must at least save our share…. spreading  the awareness is just a click away….


Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed
-Mahatma Gandhi.

There is too much energy conversation instead of energy conservation……

 Let’s walk the talk !

If you don’t know where your electricity is coming from, most likely it is coming from coal fired or a nuclear power plant. These energy sources are bad because coal-fired power plants are one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases. Nuclear power is dangerous because sometimes there are accidents (like radioactive leaks) and the results can sometimes be fatal. Not to mention all the radioactive waste that nuclear power plant make..…So what are your other options? Well, there is always ALTERNATIVE ENERGY :
Alternative energy is from renewable resources like wind, solar, wave, and steam. Some  examples of alternative energy are : hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass bio-fuels, hydrogen, ocean and tidal Energy, wind , solar and waste.  



 











“Whether half  full or half  empty………….. Resources are limited” !


ALTERNATE SOURCES OF FUEL 
Alternate sources of fuel here , means that we can use another fuel for running vehicles and for producing electricity. These sources generally have low emissions. They don’t originate from finite fuel resources and are sustainable. Also, these sources makes the country independent.
As we all know, Sun is a constant source of solar energy, which can be used to produce electricity by which we can also run vehicles. Solar energy can produce electricity. But how ? It can be done with the help of solar panels. This electricity can be used to run trains. Electricity for transportation use is highly efficient.
Natural gas is an alternative fuel which burns clean and is already available in many countries. Propane/LPG can also be used as a fuel but in this, crude oil is used which is imported from other countries and make the country dependent.
Renewables are for everyone….conserve it!!
Ø Can we imagine our life without electricity????
·       The night before the examination …
·      Work at hospitals…
·      Last minute hassles before travelling…
·      Work in banks and offices…
·      ATM machines…
·      Hot summer days…
·      Microwave cooking…
….and lots more situations where we will stuck up.


So what can we do to conserve energy...

We should reduce our usage as much as we can. This way we can save our money as well as we can become eco friendly.
ü  Very easy - We should properly switch off all the electric components immediately after use. Further, it would be great to pull the cord of these appliances out of the socket after use.
ü  The idea of building energy efficient homes is also striking-
§  Paint the outside walls of the house light in colour as it will attract less heat and hence your air conditioning expenses will reduce.
§  Use hot water from solar water heaters for cooking and also try to use solar cooker.
§  Provide sufficient windows in the house for proper ventilation.
ü  Use energy efficient CFL’s
ü  Try to eat together at home to avoid repeated warming of food. This not only saves fuel, but also preserves the nutritional value of food.
ü  Pressure cookers, used with separators, lead to substantial fuel saving.
ü  Use the optimum setting foe geyser’s thermostat.
ü  Allow food articles, taken out of the refrigerators to attain room temperature before cooking them.

Beware of Energy Monster !!!

     
They drink up all electricity and they are very real!
o   LCD TVs and plasma TVs
o   Window ACs
o   Video game systems
o   Microwave ovens

o   Vacuum cleaners


St. Edmunds school,
Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur, INDIA

Class X