Saving Energy – Practically

At the end of every month, the Climate Change Collective of bloggers take turns writing an article about the environment. I am passionate about blogging about climate issues and saving energy. It is important that we keep raising the issue and share advice for being ecofriendly.

What is this month’s article about?

I loved reading the latest post which is by Cristiana (@crisbranc) and welcome her to our group. The article, How you can reduce your energy consumption and save money by saving the planet, explores many useful ways to make your home more energy efficient.

My Thoughts

I am trying very hard to keep my own house warm and have chosen a house with no gas supply. Electricity, on the whole, is a cleaner form of energy. The use of solar panels, hydro-electricity generation and wind farms is increasing, after all.

For me, I am paying the price, though. The Russian War and dependency of the UK on foreign fossil fuels stifles us somewhat. This has led to inflated prices, with my own electric bill being over £300 last month.

Keeping curtains closed really does make a difference. Using a hot water bottle is also a good way of avoiding heating my bedroom, I have discovered. Clothes are better left drying in the conservatory rather than in the tumble dryer, which is expensive to run.

In A Nutshell

Cristiana has produced a detailed list post with so many helpful tips. These range from reducing the temperature you heat your water to checking your oven is properly sealed. If you can make a few changes to become more energy efficient then you can also save money.

Thank you for reading my brief notes. Please pop over to the main Climate Change Collective post and drop a supportive comment. I also have written a poem about the environment, all about the lack of Snow.

Please Bring Snow! – A Poem

As someone who worries about global warming and its impact on our lives, I also really genuinely miss snowy weather. In my part of England, snow hasn’t settled for at least two years. It is a beautiful feature of our traditional winter season that I sorely miss.

Here is a poem about it:

Please bring snow,

A chilling shower.

I miss the sparkle

As snowflakes flower.

Send our seasons

Back to norm.

Help our climate

To conform.

Our trees and plants

Confused by needs.

Blooming early

Mis-shedding seeds.

Our skiiers miss

The snowy peaks.

Our children with

Their reddish cheeks.

Skating on rivers,

Building snowmen.

We want to do

These things again.

Blanket houses,

Streets and schools.

Follow tradition,

Keep our seasonal rules.

Please bring snow

Brilliant and bright.

I wish for snowfall

This very night.

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December Climate Change Collective Article

Our friendly group of bloggers have been busy sharing our thoughts about environmental matters. We set up our Climate Change Collective to discuss the changes brought about by Global Warming and intend to make suggestions of useful ways that we can adapt our lives to be more ecofriendly.

This month the Climate Change Collective has been looking at the subject of how global warming impacts upon animals and nature. In Caroline’s article there are many examples of how animals have had to change their breeding habits and ways of life, with more threats than ever to their very existence. Check out her informative blog post and drop a comment with your own thoughts.

I know that Caroline studies environmental science and has a keen interest in conservation and finding ecofriendly ways to go about our lives.

She mentions the plight of the snowshoe hares who change the colour of their coat to blend in with their snowy landscape. Early snow melts have left them exposed to predators sooner which in turn puts their numbers at risk and impacts upon their particular ecosystems.

Changing sea levels and melting ice caps are creating all sorts of problems for animals which roam colder land masses. Polar bears are struggling to hunt without the frozen areas of water that they depend on.

It is incredibly sad how climate change is hurting our wildlife and we all have to take some responsibility for this habitat destruction. Hopefully we can find new ways to reduce pollution and reverse a lot of the damage that has already been done.

Please check out Caroline’s brilliant article and let us know what you are doing to help us become more ecofriendly.