During my last job search, someone asked me, if I could have any job, what would it be. Without question, I answered – an Erin Brockovich type job – a job where I could make a difference in the environment
My work is personal, just as Erin Brockovich’s character said in the movie about her important work on the investigation on PG&E – “Not personal? That is my work! My sweat! My time away from my kids! If that’s not personal, I don’t know what is—.
I am hopeful, as final more than 70% of people believe that global warming exists, as found by a recent opinion poll by Yale University. After watching Al Gore’s documentary “Incontinent Truth” in 2006, I knew I wanted to do something to make a difference – something to slow this warming trend. It is very clear when you see aerial photos, taken before and after picture taken of Antarctica, with huge chunks of glacier ice, the size of country break off, it is clear that this is a very real problem. It should be required that all middle school students watch Al Gore’s documentary:
“You see that pale, blue dot? That’s us. Everything that has ever happened in all of human history has happened on that pixel. All the triumphs and all the tragedies, all the wars all the famines, all the major advances… it’s our only home. And that is what is at stake, our ability to live on planet Earth, to have a future as a civilization. I believe this is a moral issue, it is your time to seize this issue, it is our time to rise again to secure our future.”
Even my 6 year old daughter realizes that there is something wrong, if it feels like summer on Christmas day. Today, while playing outside, with flip flops and shorts, this is what she said to me: “it feels like summer but it is winter, but it is Christmas… Because there is pollution which is causing global warming, which is causing it not to snow, at my Nana’s house the Crocus are growing and trees are budding already.”
This kind of weather worries me. Global warming is not just about warm winters, but extreme weather patterns.
Now, I have finally found a way to make a difference. First, I will soon have solar panels installed on my roof, which has the environmental impact of planting 3030 trees. Second, I have found a way to become a green energy ambassador with my part time green energy business. I am working hard to educate people, to let them know they have a choice of where their energy comes from.
Please visit my website to learn how you can choice to use more green energy.
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