But it’s no use generating our own electricity if we are going to keep consuming as we do. The key issue is not how we can produce ever more power to meet our demands, but how we can lower our demands and in the process stop polluting the planet in every thinkable way. We just have to consume less electricity and less fossil fuels if we are to survive!
Power savings can be achieved in many ways. First of all there are the simple things that have to do with just changing our habits: Turn the light off when you leave a room, walk or cycle as much as possible instead of driving, buy locally produced products etc. Then there are things you can change in your house, such as replacing light bulbs with power-saving ones or even LEDs, installing ceiling fans instead of air conditioners, insulating your home and many other things. There are many power saving solutions available and if you are planning to invest some money in saving energy, you’d better consult an expert first. Our friends at i-nrg.gr offer the latest power saving and green energy solutions.
Many people are already experimenting with a low consumption lifestyle, living in communities in nature, building their own (beautiful as well as insulated!) homes, producing their own energy, growing their own food, educating their children in this new (but actually age-old) way of living in harmony with Nature. This is, in our view, the right direction. We need to lose our acquired habits of consuming without a second thought, get back in touch with Mother Earth and live a truly free life!