Food is a form of energy; it is what our body runs on.
It has been estimated that 13% of greenhouse gas emissions result from the production and transportation of food. Growing your own food allows you to avoid contributing to that percentage and have free fresh organic produce on your plate.
Support clean energy sources whenever you can. Advocate for clean alternatives to fossil fuels, such as wind, solar, geothermal, and appropriately designed hydroelectric energy. But more importantly grow your own food.
Growing your own food is like printing your own money. It will reduce your carbon footprint resulting from the use of fossil fuel-based fertilizers, pesticides, and the fuel required to produce and transport the food you eat.
Information and articles about using less Energy.
Reducing and reusing come before recycling. Tips on how to reduce your consumption and reusing things you’ve already bought.
Also known as a solar thermal system,
not to be confused with solar panels, can provide your household with all of the hot water you need.
Sustainability made easy by us. Tips and tricks for sustainable city living.
Harvesting rainwater can reduce water charges by up to 50%. It’s great for your planet and your pocket.
The way you use energy can be more sustainable in endless amounts of ways. Growing your own food is like printing
your own money.
Our use of energy is not sustainable. So what is sustainable energy?
Sustainable energy is defined by the Sustainable Energy Authority as — “the provision of energy such that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. This means we must give back rather than take.
While living in a city, one is complacent in the energy consumption of that city, but there are small changes that can be made depending on circumstances that can greatly influence the individual’s consumption of energy.
What we choose to buy, how we choose to travel or get around, and our consciousness of energy consumption, is key to a more sustainable use of energy in cities especially here in Dublin.