Changing habits, saving energy

Liz Murray
This was first published as a letter to the editor in the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal on August 12, 2006.

"Ever since I saw Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, i've been worried about the coming bad effects of global warming. Before I saw it, any energy conservation I did was intended to reduce my bills, but now I have two reasons: saving money (of course!) and not wanting to contribute to the trouble that that extra heat is beginning to cause. However, I believe that, crucially important as it is, what individuals do at home to conserve energy is not enough. We also need a gradual but real changeover in the way our energy is produced in the first place, and in the way our cars, trucks, and other transport run in the second place. ..."

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