Green Disconnect – Part 1
- Apr 30, 2021 10:45 am GMT
While we would be hard-pressed to find many silver linings in the pandemic, one would be the impact of stay-at-home orders on the environment. Across the globe, people reported stories of seeing the Himalayas in India for the first time in 30 years or the canals in Venice becoming clearer and filled with fish. Closer to home, people found a renewed love of an evening walk, weekend hikes, and exploring hidden outdoor gems in their neighborhood. Being out of our houses and safely exploring our environment became a refuge and escape during COVID-19.
This sentiment has carried over to a renewed government focus on climate change and how we can mitigate harmful carbon emissions. Coinciding with Earth Day, the Biden Administration welcomed world leaders to a Climate Summit to discuss, amongst other topics, “Galvanizing efforts by the world’s major economies to reduce emissions during this critical decade.” Energy providers will play a significant role in helping meet this objective. Energy consumers will, too.
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