Saving polar bears directly by conserving water may be a stretch, but an incredible amount of our state’s energy, and the associated carbon footprint, is used on transporting water. California’s Energy Commission estimates that water related activities use “19 percent of the state’s electricity, 30 percent of its natural gas, and 88 billion gallons of diesel fuel every year – and this demand is growing.”
San Diego Coastkeeper will be part of the Center for Sustainable Energy’s Family Energy Day on this Sunday, September 12. We’ll be talking about the important connection between water use and energy and how people can get involved in local water issues.
Check out all the cool things happening at Family Energy Day and see you there.