It’s tough to have a conscience! If you’re trying to live in a way that is sustainable and ethical, you can sometimes end up facing some tough decisions. If you haven’t faced them yet, this should get you thinking and asking yourself the hard questions.
Okay, so trout fishing and Montana seem to go together, and you weren’t stumped by that trivia question at all. But do you know some of the other, lesser known facts and bits of trivia about Montana? Knowing these just might make your adventure to Montana even better!
The sun is big – it forms about 99% of the matter in the solar system. It produces most the energy needed for life on earth today. The energy the earth receives from the sun is just a very tiny portion of the energy produced by it. Most of the sun’s energy company radiates out into the empty void of space.
Keep what you already own. Really? Can it be that easy? Yes! Just because the clothes currently in your closet weren’t eco-friendly to begin with doesn’t mean you should throw them out and start from scratch. Wearing what you already own requires no new materials, no water or energy to produce it, and no shipping. It’s the most green thing you can do.
These heating systems can be either electric or water-based. Heating coils or pipes are installed in the floor of your home. They are heated electrically or with hot water. The heat is distributed by radiation. Radiant heat is considered to be a very healthy way to heat and it does use a lot less energy.
hydropower, or water power, required a bit more research. At first, Tom was exasperated, looking at all the work involved. He had thought he could pile up dirt in the back corner of his backyard, set up a source of water, run it through a pipe to a generator that would not only supply electricity to their house, but also pump the water back up the hill to the source of water, to have it go all over again. What a lot of work!
In order to meet this demand, we will have to focus on research and then development of energy technologies that are not only sustainable, but profitable.
It can take years to build the dams for a hydroelectric plant to start operating though. Many people who live in the vicinity of a proposed hydroelectric plant are not happy about it either. They worry about flooding and they often find their homeowner’s insurance goes up due to that possibility.