Imagine that you are a resident of Arzaville, a community whose characteristics are described below. You have come together with your neighbors for a special meeting to devise a plan for helping the community become carbon-neutral by 2050, meaning that by that time, no net carbon dioxide emissions will be produced by residents as a whole.
Fortunately, you have all attended the meeting with the knowledge that you have gained from your readings in this course. Now it is time to put your thinking cap on and get to work! Your plan should consist of the following elements:
- Energy conservation measures (e.g., promoting carpooling by adding special lanes to local highways).
- Steps to move toward sustainable energy production (e.g., installing solar panels on town government buildings).
- Reducing energy consumption will help, but some actions will have to involve switching to other power sources for buildings and vehicles as well.