A Warmer World for her blog, Archimedes Notebook. Her review of the book and her interview with me were posted on April 20th as part of her month long celebration of Earth Month. One of the questions she asked me was, how can kids use less energy and help combat global warming? Here’s my answer:
Scientists agree that the burning of fossil fuels is causing global warming. Since these fuels are burned for energy, and everyone uses energy, everyone can help stop global warming just by using less energy. Here are a few things kids can do: Turn off the lights when you leave the room. Turn off your computer when you are not using it. Close the blinds on a hot day instead of turning up the air conditioning. Bike or walk when you can instead of riding in a car. Plant a tree (plants use carbon dioxide to grow.) Here are a few of the things I do to reduce my energy footprint: I turn down the heat in my house and wear a sweater to keep warm. I drive a hybrid car that uses less gas. I changed all the light bulbs in my house to low energy bulbs. I recycle as much as I can.
This is just a short list. There are many more things you can do to decrease your energy footprint.
Sue shared my tip about changing light bulbs in her One Thing Wednesday post on April 4, 2012. Read more of the interview and the review of A Warmer World at Archimedes Notebook in her post on April 20, 2012.