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A Safe Environment | Buksh Energy

Buksh Energy fully acknowledges that burning fossil fuel to generate power and water has a negative effect on the environment and contributes to climate change. In response, Buksh Energy is one of the pioneering companies in Pakistan to have embarked on a mission of adding 5% power generation from renewable sources to the country by 2020.

Ecological Footprint
Humanity needs what nature provides, but how do we know how much we’re using and how much we have to use?
The Ecological Footprint has emerged as the world’s premier measure of humanity’s demand on nature. This accounting system tracks, on the demand side (Footprint), how much land and water area a human population uses to provide all it takes from nature. This includes the areas for producing the resource it consumes, the space for accommodating its buildings and roads, and the ecosystems for absorbing its waste emissions such as carbon dioxide. These calculations account for each year’s prevailing technology, as productivity and technological efficiency change from year to year. The accounting system also tracks the supply of nature: it documents how much biologically productive area is available to provide these services (biocapacity ). Therefore, these accounts are able to compare human demand against nature’s supply of biocapacity.

It now takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate what we use in a year. By measuring the Footprint of a population—an individual, city, business, nation, or all of humanity—we can assess our pressure on the planet, which helps us manage our ecological assets more wisely and take personal and collective action in support of a world where humanity lives within the Earth’s bounds.

Carbon Footprint
Today, the term “carbon footprint” is often used as shorthand for the amount of carbon being emitted by an activity or organization. The carbon component of the Ecological Footprint takes a slightly differing approach, translating the amount of carbon dioxide into the amount of productive land and sea area required to sequester carbon dioxide emissions. This tells us the demand on the planet that results from burning fossil fuels. Measuring it in this way offers a few key advantages.

On a practical level, the Ecological Footprint shows us how carbon emissions compare and interacts with other elements of human demand, such as our pressure on food sources, the quantity of living resources required to make the goods we consume, and the amount of land we take out of production when we pave it over to build cities and roads. The carbon Footprint is 54% of humanity’s overall Ecological Footprint and its most rapidly-growing component. Humanity’s carbon footprint has increased 11-fold since 1961. Reducing humanity’s carbon Footprint is the most essential step we can take to end overshoot and live within the means of our planet.

The Footprint framework enables us to address the problem in a comprehensive way, one that does not simply shift the burden from one natural system to another.

Tips for Saving Electricity at Home

We people waste a lot of energy in our daily usage either by not turning the lights off when not in use or by utilizing old and inefficient appliances. Energy needs to be conserved not only to cut costs but also to preserve the resources for longer use. Resources should be used economically to conserve them for future use since they are limited and will expire one day. Below there is a list which could be helpful to you in saving energy in our daily usage.

Most homeowners know how quickly electricity costs can skyrocket in their home. This is especially true during a warm summer where air conditioning units are running, as well as with a cold winter when the electric blankets must be turned up on high. The good news is that having high home electricity costs is not something that has to be a foregone conclusion. There are many ways a homeowner will be able to make a few changes and have quite a bit of savings on their electricity costs.

One of the biggest ways to save on home electricity is to really just be quite aware of what is on and running. Having the tumble dryer going for a few hours each day is a sure way to increase your electric bill dramatically. The same is true for leaving your lights on all day or during the night, and having appliances running when they do not need to be.

Many end their nights by unplugging some of their home electrical appliances. Things like the television, the computer, and the tea kettle or coffee maker will continue using electricity through the outlet even if they are turned off. While this might not amount to hundreds of pounds of savings over a year, it can certainly add up, so remember to unplug them.

Another way to look into saving energy at your home is to set timers. Have your lighting on a timer to turn on at sunset and then off an hour or so after you retire to bed. This way, many lights are not left on for long amounts of time, which end up costing electricity over the long run. A similar thing to do would be to get a ceiling fan instead of an air conditioner, the fan can till provide a lot of cooling air movement, but will not use nearly as much energy as an air conditioner would during the same time period.

There are many ways any homeowner can save electricity costs. The major thing, though, is to be aware of where you electricity usage is going and then take just a few small steps to make things more efficient. Over the course of a year, it can add up to quite a bit of money, certainly a good thing.


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