It is not just the animals….warming affects you directly too - floods, storms, fires, and other “natural disaster” related catastrophes are on the rise due in part to human related activity. Currently, mankind is emitting a staggering 82 million tons of CO2 every day – this is changing our atmosphere for the worse.
What can I do that will make a difference?
Many are not in the position to implement solar/wind/bio power generation at their home, apartment, or business – But want to do their part to be more environmentally sensitive. By becoming carbon neutral with respect to your actual electricity consumption - you will indeed alter the course of history.
Now is a great time to select your electricity provider for next year. Since regardless of what you do, electricity rates are increasing due to PPL rate cap expirations - why not consider switching to a greener alternative. Direct Energy is offering a renewable energy credit plan. As a part of your rate they will, for each calendar year, purchase renewable energy credits ("RECs") on your behalf representing your monthly consumption. The added cost each month is minor, but the long term effects will be major.
P.S. It is likely that other electricity suppliers will offer similar programs in the future. When they become available I will add them to this post for reference.