Doctors, nurses, and public health officials agree: carbon pollution spewing from power plants fuels global warming, which threatens our health through dirtier air. Left unchecked, the deterioration of air quality triggers asthma attacks, heart attacks and other fatal diseases.
Energy Service Corps helps people save energy, save the environment and save money all at the same time. We do that first by educating communities about energy efficiency -- in schools, at community events, and even at people's doorsteps! We also assist communities through service projects and events that help homeowners, local non-profits, and public officials achieve greater energy efficiency right away, sealing leaks around doors and windows, replacing old lightbulbs with more efficient CFLs and referring homeowners to local energy audit and retrofit services. In several states Energy Service Corps runs in partnership with AmeriCorps.
The way we live our lives is putting our environment and public health at risk. Global warming, caused largely by our reliance on fossil fuels, threatens to wreak havoc on our climate and way of life. Air pollution causes asthma and respiratory diseases. Mining and drilling continually threaten our oceans, waterways and landscapes. Trash pollutes our water and uses valuable land.
The way we live our lives is putting our environment and public health at risk. Nearly all of our energy comes from sources that cause air pollution, mining and drilling pollution and contribute to global warming. But we have solutions to these problems and students on campuses around the country are getting them put into practice and building long term support for energy solutions.