Today, we rely on batteries of all shapes and sizes to power our homes, our cars and just about every portable device on the market.
As our technology and lifestyle choices continue to become smarter and more advanced, by comparison, the batteries that power our progress don’t seem to have evolved at all… or have they?
In the supermarket queue, the young cashier tells an older lady, “You should bring your own bags for your shopping. Plastic bags are not environmentally friendly.”
The lady apologized and said, “Sorry, there was none of this ‘green talk’ at all in my day.”
The boy replied: “Yes, and that is exactly our problem today, ma’am. Your generation did not care enough about the environment. Our environment.”
While Passive House (German: Passivhaus), a standard for energy efficiency in a building is not new, it is still far from being the norm. Particularly in Portugal, common misperceptions persist, including the view that these standards compromise on aesthetics and affordability.
It is truly inspiring to see how young people across the world, following the example of a lone campaigner outside the Swedish parliament last summer, are mobilizing and campaigning for action on climate change. In Portugal last year, children aged between 4 and 14 from Leira, which suffered deadly fires, took legal action targeting the 47 nations who are the major emitters in Europe – including the UK, Ireland, Germany and France.Read More