Environmental Impacts: Intro
Fossil fuels are matter made of decomposed organisms, used for fuel and energy through combustion. However, a healthier alternative to using fossil fuels is taking advantage of the naturally-replenished resources that can be used as a renewable source of energy. The several types of renewable energy rely on natural sources such as water, wind, and the sun. Energy derived from the sun is the most common type of energy, but there is also hydropower which runs on flowing water, and biomass that comes from plants. There are various environmental benefits of using renewable energy, beginning with the decrease of greenhouse emissions. Carbon Dioxide is a harmful gas in the atmosphere, which is released in large amounts during the burning of fossil fuels for energy. Renewable energy would greatly decrease that number and carbon emissions as well. Lastly, since the energy is renewable and won’t run out, the energy prices such as electricity would stay constant and not fluctuate as much. So, the next time you see windmills or solar panels, appreciate the small steps taken to create a better and healthier planet.
-IAGB Youth Member, Ananya Mathur
IAGB Youth Spotlights:
Who: 25 and under
When: Submissions are due by April 15th.
Nomination form: https://forms.gle/yNMAZNBDeNB9c14SA
Inviting nominations for the next IAGB Youth Spotlights! The IAGB youth initiative spotlights talented local youth who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to art, sports, or the community. Nominees must be 25 years of age or younger, and they must have lived in the New England area.
Cradles to Crayons:
Who: 5 years and older
When: 3-5 Business days after registering
Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
Friendship & Flowers:
Who: Teens and older
Visit with an elder who lives in an assisted living home and make their day a bit brighter. Each elder has something unique to share and offer and is looking forward to making new friends!