Energy efficiency is arguably the most important factor in reducing our carbon emissions. Catskill Mountainkeeper launched the “Save Energy, Save NY” campaign to bring information to New Yorkers about what we can do to change our habits & reduce energy usage in our daily lives.
To combat climate change we need to come to terms with the fact that we live on a planet with finite resources that cannot support infinite demands. This thought process is a major shift from our current consumer culture but unless we change our ways and practice system-wide energy conservation on a large scale, we will continue to feel the disastrous effects of climate change, experience more catastrophic storms, put our food and water at risk and endanger our health.
Saving energy does not only help the environment, but it saves you money by lowering your utility bills. It is not necessary to overhaul your home to make it more energy efficient. There are many easy, effective things you can do with little or no investment or experience.