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With the rising cost of energy and oil, now has never been a better time to start thinking "green" to help conserve not only energy but also save money and the environment in the process. Most Americans assume that going "green" is more costly when in truth it provides a great opportunity to save money and the environment. As the nation celebrates its independence on July 4th there is no better time to declare energy independence.
When the founding fathers faced taxation without representation they took action. Colonists felt handcuffed against the decisions of major forces like the British Monarchy. Homeowners across the colonies rallied to support a bold initiative that simply changed the course of history. Now, Americans are facing the high cost of petrol based products that hits closest to their wallets in the form of gasoline for cars and SUVs but also ripples quickly into the commercial transportation sector to impact the cost of food, as well as consumer, home building, and industrial products.
Learn How You Can Save Money, Energy, and the Environment!
The royal families and leadership of the OPEC nations are now such a major force on the world economic stage that individual homeowners everywhere have difficulty challenging the authority. So, rather than sitting idle and watching the cost of gasoline increase, green expert, Charlie Szoradi has taken action to empower and inform homeowners across America. Charlie Szoradi says, "We cannot control the cost of running our cars, but we can control the cost of running our homes". Rather than using a musket, the weapon of choice for our Energy Independence is math - rigorous Return on Investment calculations that put decisions in perspective. The well researched, refreshing and upbeat approach empowers homeowners to take action. This bi-partisan approach is all about making America stronger for generations to come. Many Democrats and Republicans now see eye to eye on our need to build Energy Independence, and it can start right in the home this Fourth of July.
Sample ROI statistics out of hundreds of ways for Americans to Save Money and the Environment:
- $60 cost for Energy Efficient Light Bulbs…$80 1st Year Savings
- $115 cost for Programmable Thermostat…$180 1st Year Savings
- $120 cost of Rain Barrel for Water Collection…16.70% Return On Investment
- $450 cost for Whole House Fan…27.80% Return On Investment
- $500 cost for Solar Attic Fan…$2,000 Ten Year Savings
Why Declare Energy Independence at Home Now:
"Over 40% of our nation's energy consumption comes from houses and buildings", according to the US Department of Energy. As well, the US remodeling market has grown incredibly in the last decade, with total volume nearly doubling from $149 billion in 1995 to $280 billion in 2005, according to the report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. So, homeowners have the power to make a positive impact with their choices.
The Declaration of Independence says, "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
The new Declaration of ENERGY Independence states, "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for all people to dissolve the energy reliance which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with the certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. With these rights comes the responsibility to leverage the Powers of the earth as stewards of the environment and work to coexist within the Laws of Nature."
See how you can qualify for your piece of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and begin saving energy now.