Now that we’ve decided to focus on home energy conservation for our Action Project, I’d like you to think about how we can present this issue as something that affects everyone. Based on your initial research, what are some of the things that favor homeowners taking the time to consider home energy conservation? Remember, it takes time, effort and sometimes costs a considerable amount of money to ‘go green’ and buy new products, such as solar heating or energy efficient windows, so we need to be clear about the benefits of changing the energy sources/dynamics of a home.
For your response, I’d like you to try and convince Lisa, a homeowner with limited income, that spending what little extra money she has on home energy conservation is worth it. Be sure to give her a number of reasons that support your argument. Is this simply a financial issue? Are ideals, morals and social responsibilities involved in this discussion? Is there a ‘right’ thing to do? Please make your response a letter to Lisa.