Skip to main content

My Energy Consumption

My Energy Use

Energy is the capacity and the ability to do work. It requires energy to do everything. The sun is the powerhouse of energy for the earth. The sun’s energy is use to power all metabolic processes in plants and animals, microscopic organisms, and also natural processes such as the water cycle, decomposition of dead plants and animals remains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and weather conditions on earth just to name a few. The sun is paramount in our daily lives.
However, overtime human has developed several technologies to process raw materials extracted from the earth to serve as different sources of energy for the operation of sophisticated machineries and equipments for their use. It is against this background that I would like to share how I use energy personally and professionally. In order to state my energy use I would like to mention all the technologies that I currently use and how often I use them.
I do have one vehicle (2008 Pontiac G6) runs on 30 MPG on the Highway, a Macbook version 13 (7 hours on full battery), an energy star Samsung Blue Ray DVD Player, an Energy Star 32” High Definition TV, an Energy Star Brother 7040 Laser Printer and a PlayStation 3.
I drive 7 miles to work for 5 days a week. I do not drive on Saturdays and Sundays. I stay home and do my work. If I have to go out I use my bike. In an event that I have to go out during or after a snowstorm I do use my car. I rarely drive during or after snowstorms. I watch television for an hour every night for the news and browse the Internet three times a week. On Sundays, I watch a movie using my Blue Ray DVD Player and play video games for 30 minutes. After that I walk or joke down to the YMCA for some routine exercises to keep my body healthy.
I also switch off all lights in my apartment when I am going out. To also save energy, I sometimes wash my dishes in the sink instead of using the dishes washer. Last year my landlord bought energy efficient washers and dryers. However, I use the laundry only when I have a full load of clothes instead of washing few clothes and eventually wasting lot of energy through that means.
During the summer months, I usually bike to work cutting down my driving and also saving enough money to pay my bills for the rest of the year. I work with the City of Worcester Department of Parks and Recreation during the summer and assigned at Elm Park.
I also grow vegetables locally at a community garden in Main South during the summer and volunteer at the Youth Grow at the Regional Environment Council. I also buy from other local gardeners in Worcester and totally discourage myself from eating fast food and processed food.
Professionally, I work at Claremont Academy near Clark University as an instructional assistant. At work, I have limited access to computers and the Internet, because most of the time I am assisting students on a one-on-one basis. At work I switch off the lights in the classroom before leaving. At school I am involve in recycling materials that can be recycled such a papers and cans.
In order to save energy for a sustainable future of the City of Worcester and for Worcester State College is to install more energy efficient lights bulbs in all the buildings on campus, install motion detectors in all classes. That way lights in individual classes will only be able to come on whenever someone is in the building. The installation of windmills on the campus of Worcester State college will not only primarily provide energy for the college, but it could also reduce the amount of electricity that the college use to run the buildings and power all the computers. The college should now start thinking of installing energy efficient computers. Can you imagine how much energy and revenue the college could save as a result of using energy efficient computers, projectors and printers? All the computers, printers and photocopiers on campus are not energy efficient. There is a need for the college to replace these equipments. It is going to be very expensive in doing this, but over time the college will benefit and will also reduce the amount of greenhouse gas release into the earth’s atmosphere.
In conclusion, there is a need for us to change the way in which we use energy to a more efficient and sustainable manner. These aspects should not be underestimated, because taking a little step now can make a big difference personally and professional, individually and collectively. Saving energy today saves the earth for future generations.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Ethics, Human Conduct and Values: Slavery’s Pleasant Homes

Ethics, Human Conduct and Values:
Slavery’s Pleasant Homes
Slavery’s Pleasant Homes told by L. M. Child is a sorrowful story that presents a clear picture of how racism, slavery, marriage, and classism as institutions were used by Frederic Dalcho to oppress and humiliate George, Rosa, Mars and Marion. The purpose of this paper is to discuss, investigate and analyze all the major elements in the story and how these elements can be linked to the various characters such as Frederic and George Dalcho, Mars, Marion and Rosa. This paper seeks to investigate who is morally culpable for perpetrating the worst thing that humanity has ever encounter. It is also my goal to recommend possible power structures that can be substituted for those  which existed in the story. I also attempt to address current sexist, racist and classist practices that are demonstrated in the United States and how these practices promote and encourage oppression, male supremacy, violence, and the exploitation of the pow…

Regenerative Agriculture through Drip Irrigation Systems, Three-Sisters Garden Model and Small-scale Animal Farming: A Reflection from the Past

Drip Irrigation installed about 30cm away from raised-beds at a height of 1m. Source: RESPECT Ghana
The world is presently experiencing major changes that have been largely linked to anthropogenic activities and these changes influence the climate systems, leads to variations in the Earth's climate systems. “Global Warming” is causing many devastating changes in the earth’s global climate systems which also have significant implications on landforms, biodiversity, water systems, and atmospheric system. There is a need to take drastic actions now, if our species is to survive throughout the next 25 years. In order to continue to survive as a species, there is a need for us to become more proactive both at the local, national, and international levels on how we use our energy sources for a more sustainable future. A future that not only define our species, but also take into careful account our neighbors the plants, animals, water, land, air, and all those microscopic living and non-l…

A Classical Theory Paper on The Movie "Brazil."

Source: URL: http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2013/02/the-terry-gilliam-retrospective-part-3.html

The Criterion Edition of the 1985 movie known as ‘Brazil’ detailed significant classical theoretical concepts of Max Weber. The paper discussed how specific scenes and dialogues in the movie are related to Weber’s view of the world from a theoretical perspective.


Source:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wh2b1eZFUM Weber (1864-1920) was a pessimistic classical theorist unlike Karl Marx (1818-1883) who was more optimistic about events occurring in society. He believes that society will gradually become difficult and there is nothing that we can do to fix it. His theory was based on two ultimate themes which are reflected in his entire theoretical thesis: firstly, “the emergence of capitalism as the dominant form of organization in the West and secondly, the relationship between ideas and actions” (McQuaid, summer 1 Lecture, 09). These two components of Weber’s theoretical works were reflective…