So what’s the point of this whole thing and where am I going with all of it?
Well, if you couldn’t tell by now, I really genuinely care about our planet and I want to do everything in my power to do my part. As I am sitting here now as a broke recent college graduate looking for a job, this page is the best I can think of doing right now.
My real goal is to simply get people talking about our current situation and hopefully help convince some people that there really are things that we all can do to greatly improve our planet for future generations.
My Future Plans
Like many people out there, I don’t know exactly what I want to do with my life as far as a career goes but I do know that it has to be something along the lines of helping the environment. In a perfect world, I would be the head of the EPA and actually have some say in some of the decisions that are happening in our country.
As of now, I am still trying to convince my parents to consider going solar for our roof and power supply. Well, at least for some of it. After writing about my father reaching out to a roofing company in regards to going solar, I decided to do my own little research and I am determined to make this happen in my future.
According to some consumer reports, it isn’t cheap. This also seems to be the answer I have gotten from other standard companies that offer roof repair st. peters, mo that were different from who my father went to. As of now, this is obviously completely out of my budget and I think I need to worry about actually owning a home first. But I feel as though this is the first step in the right direction that many of us can take. We have to start somewhere and for me, this is where it begins.
Now for most of us out here, completely switching over to solar energy or electric cars isn’t the most practical thing we can do. At this point in time, it isn’t exactly the cheapest thing to do and it really is a major change to our lives.
Most people don’t like change but if we could just slowly transition everyone into thinking about the environment and the impact we are having, just maybe we could make this sort of alternative energy resources the norm.
Solar Energy for Our Cars!
In a perfect world, it would be incredible if we could derive our energy from the sun using solar panels and use it to power up our electric cars. Apparently, Tesla – Solar Energy thinks it’s a good idea too and is among the first to offer such a product which you can see in that link. Think about it; combing these two alternatives could completely eliminate the need for fossil fuel for our cars and our electric energy usage would be next to nothing. But unfortunately, it is much easier said than done.
Remember the story about my father working for the casino? Well a couple years my family moved into a new home in another state and out of curiosity, my dad called up another roofing company to see exactly how much solar panels would cost for a family home.
To give them credit, Chesterfield Roofing – Roofers for Hire was the company we called and unfortunately this story doesn’t end as happily as the other. Although they didn’t have the panels on hand, they said they were able to order and install them for us to what amounted to a small fortune.
My dad never told me the exact amount but he didn’t have to, it was completely out of our budget and out of the question. This seems to be the case with electric cars as well because this sort of idea is so new but as the problem with our environment gets worse, hopefully this will be a problem that we can overcome sooner rather than later.
While looking back at my last few ideas I realized that this is sort of turning into a depressing and what seems like a hopeless topic. This wasn’t my intentions when I brought this page back but for me and a lot of other people out there, this is a pretty sad topic in general.
No one likes to talk about the destruction of our planet or how a few filthy rich people around the world are to blame for it, but facts are facts and ignoring the problem isn’t going to do any good.
A Little Bit From A Lot of People
In my opinion, there are 2 things that the general population can do that would greatly benefit our planet as a whole (and just maybe take a few bucks out of corporate pockets). Since we have been talking about the oil industry already, let’s change gears and talk a little bit about solar energy.
Back when I lived with my dad in Tulsa, my father worked for a casino that had solar panels installed right on top of their roof. He was actually the building architect for the entire casino and was in charge of working with the contractors that they hired to make sure everything went smooth.
I remember when it was first happening and how excited my dad was to be making such a great change for his company and the environment (and I wonder where my love for the Earth came from). Here was the commercial roofing company that they hired for the job and I tell you who it was because it made such an amazing impact on my dad’s position in his job. His bosses loved it and literally cut their electric bills almost in half.
So now you might be wondering why can’t everyone just have solar panels installed on their roofs? Well the problem is similar to what I was mentioning before… It’s not cheap.