Saving Energy – How Conservative US-Americans can be Tricked Into Protecting the Climate

US-Americans living in the conservative, deeply religious US-mid-western-states are not exactly known for environment consciousness and an energy-efficient way of live. To most of them, climate change – in spite of clear signs in nature and overwhelming evidence in science is an invention of scientists. So far so bad but good news is coming: Even these people can be motivated to eagerly save energy. Don’t mention climate change but talk of dependency from foreign countries, financial gains and new jobs in green industry. Religious folks are also quite interested in preserving earth as it was created by god – quite difficult reconcilable with hilltop removing for producing coal energy. Armed with such arguments environment groups successfully motivated Kansas towns to energy saving campaigns and completely involuntarily to contribute to climate conserving efforts.

Brightnews! The climate don’t mind the reasons why it is protected, the main thing is that it’s been done. The example is also applicable in Europe. It’s very important to note that saving energy / the climate is also interesting for people apathetic of the environment but who care about saving money for oil-bills and who don’t like to sponsor authoritarian oil-regimes such as Venezuela or Arab states.

Source: New York Times

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6 Responses to Saving Energy – How Conservative US-Americans can be Tricked Into Protecting the Climate
  1. J.Vincent Jain
    December 18, 2010 | 08:29

    The content is good. I would like to get regular information of this kind so that I could link up with my site as part of information sharing to the public

  2. wiewasmeinsch
    December 20, 2010 | 23:11

    Hi, I’m glad you like it. Well, this site is dedicated to bright news – so not that much for climate change. However, check out my other page: http://www.noteworthy.ch. There you will find more content on climate change, environment protection and the like. Greets, Aurel

  3. Mavjuda
    January 17, 2011 | 07:23

    Dear Aurel,
    Reading your research, some question pops up in me. And kindly would request you if it is possible to send information on recent climat changes. Would much appriciate you concern in this regard. I ma very much interested and looking for you valuable informations in this regard.

    Mavjuda,
    from Tajikistan,

    With all good wishes,

  4. wiewasmeinsch
    January 21, 2011 | 18:41

    Hi Mavjuda
    Thanks for your comment. There are several other articles concerning climate change on this page (search for climate search in the search bar or the tag-cloud) and on the net. I you wish to know something in particular I could perhaps provide information. Greetings.

  5. Carol Culver De Leo
    June 20, 2011 | 10:43

    What a great site! So glad I stumbled upon this today! I have added a feed on my website to share the “Bright News” with my visitors. I have often thought how nice it would be to have a website to go to for good new, and finally have found it! Yea! Thanks for all your work, it is appreciated!

    Carol

  6. wiewasmeinsch
    June 20, 2011 | 12:52

    Hi Carol
    Thank your for your feedback and for including my site on yours, I am glad you like it!
    Aurel