I have a couple of reasons for doing what I am doing. First of all, I have been looking for a niche market for my company for a long time and this just feels like the perfect fit for what I am already doing. I have always been fascinated with solar and wind. I remember the first solar cell that I bought when I was a kid. We had gone to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, while there I purchased a solar cell with a small DC motor attached to it. I was just amazed how I could hold that up into the sun and that little motor would spin.
Second, I believe in what I am doing for people and what I will do for my family in the near future. I do not do it for the environment to the point where some people are doing it for. I believe at some point we will run out of the cheap energy resources that we have so come accustomed to. So my main thing is "energy conservation", which in turn will save the environment in which we live.
So I would rather be called an "energy conservationist", than someone that is "green". Because conserving is something that everyone can do and it usually doesn't take that much to do.
So by conserving on energy and trying to reduce what we use. We will all in the long run saves what limited natural resources there are left for us now and the future generations after us. Now who is to say when that is going to happen, ten years or a hundred years down the road. It doesn't matter when is going to happen, it is the fact it will happen. So that is why we need to look at other options, like most things it takes awhile to get the infrastructure in place to make these changes happen. But you do not want to wait until the last minute to make that change. Because as we all know time does not hold still for anyone. I remember when I was in my twenties thinking how forty was a long way off, but you know what, it was here before I knew it. It was here like a blink of an eye.
But it is not up to just big companies and the government that must do all this planning and in installing of these types of equipment. It starts with all of us trying to do a part to help in the reduction of energy. Like I wrote in my last blog posting, I was trying to reduce my home energy usage to prepare for the solar panels that I want to install.
Now I am not saying everyone has to do solar panels or a windmill. But there are so many other ways to reduce energy consumption. Like turning off lights, winterizing your home, and the list goes on. Since my last blog post I had decided to install these things in all three of our toilets called a dual-flush. What it is, is a replacement flap where the water goes into the bowl. So when you go to the bathroom and maybe only just urinate. You use a 1/2 a flush instead of a whole flush like when you do your other business. So by installing this device accomplishes two things at once, we do not use as much water every time and the well doesn't have to run as much. Because water is just as much a resource that we need to conserve on too.
It is going to take everyone making the conscious choice to either change. I do not want to sound like I am proclaiming the end of the world, but I am greatly concerned. It is everybody's business to be conservationist or a greenie whatever you want to label yourself. To help make this planet last as long as we can.