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The Importance of Sustainable Living and Business: An Interview with Jeroen Muis of EnergieSlimAdvies

In a world facing various challenges, from pandemics to geopolitical tensions, the call for sustainable solutions is steadily growing. The pursuit of a greener future is becoming increasingly urgent, with sustainable living playing a crucial role. But what exactly does sustainable living entail, and how can both homeowners and businesses make the right choices?

To delve deeper into this topic, we spoke with Jeroen Muis, the owner of EnergieSlimAdvies, a company dedicated to providing independent and honest advice to homeowners and businesses on sustainability.

The adventure began over three years ago for Jeroen and his company, with the aim of supporting homeowners and businesses in making crucial decisions regarding energy efficiency and sustainability. They have since helped over 3300 households and businesses. "It's all about informing people," Jeroen explains. "Many people are unsure about which measures to take and which investments are really worthwhile. We can help them make informed choices."

One of the most important topics that often comes up during these consultations is the installation of solar panels. "It's not just about saving money," Jeroen emphasizes, "but also about reducing CO2 emissions." He illustrates with an example how installing just 10 solar panels can already reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 1200 kilos. Moreover, it improves the energy performance of the home or business premises, which is not only beneficial for the environment but also for its value in the event of a sale.

Despite recent discussions about the costs that energy companies charge solar panel owners, Jeroen emphasizes that the benefits still outweigh the drawbacks, especially when considering the long-term benefits for the environment and the energy efficiency of the home or business premises.

In addition to solar panels, Jeroen also sees a growing interest in other sustainable solutions, such as energy storage (batteries) and smart heating systems. "It's all about the right advice," he says. "There are many factors that determine which system is the most efficient for a specific home or business, and we help people make those choices."

Jeroen also emphasizes that infrared heating is a sustainable option. "Infrared heating can work on generated wind and solar power, which does not release any CO2," he adds. These systems offer an efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat homes and businesses, contributing to a lower ecological impact.

In addition, Jeroen highlights two more examples of sustainable solutions: infrared heating and insulation.

Infrared heating systems and high-quality insulation can both contribute to reducing CO2 emissions. Infrared heating works on the basis of radiant heat, which makes energy use more efficient, while insulation ensures better retention of heat and coolness, reducing the need for energy.

The increasing demand for customized advice at EnergieSlimAdvies underscores the growing awareness among both homeowners and businesses of the importance of sustainable living. By investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, households and businesses can not only reduce their ecological footprint but also save on their energy costs in the long term.

As director and sustainable living consultant, Jeroen Muis has a clear message for both homeowners and businesses: "Get informed, make informed choices, and contribute to a greener future for all of us."

Do you want to know more about sustainable living and how you can make your home or business more sustainable? Then be sure to visit the EnergieSlimAdvies website and make an appointment for a customized consultation. Together we can build a more sustainable world!

Jeroen is a partner of co2.eu and possesses a wealth of knowledge.

www.energieslimadvies.nl

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If CO2 Smelled Like Poop

Imagine this: you step outside on a crisp morning. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and in the distance, you smell... poop. But not just any poop, the pungent stench of CO2.

With every breath, you become aware of the invisible threat that surrounds us. The smell is everywhere: in the busy streets, in the fresh air of the park, even in your own home. CO2 is no longer invisible, it is unmistakable.

The impact is immediate. People are shocked, confronted with the reality of climate change. The smell is a constant reminder of the damage we are doing to our planet.

The poop smell of CO2 would revolutionize everything. Politicians are forced to take action. Citizens demand change. Businesses invest in green technologies.

The unnoticed threat becomes an urgent reality. We cannot ignore the smell, we cannot ignore the consequences. We must act.

In a world where CO2 smells like poop, there is no time to lose. We tackle the problem at its roots, with innovative solutions and a rock-solid commitment to a better future.

The smell of poop is a wake-up call, a powerful motivator to save our planet. In this new reality, there is no more denial, no procrastination. We stand together, and we fight for a cleaner, healthier world.

The future is in our hands, and it smells like change.

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The Ticking Clock: CO2, Climate Disasters, and Our Urgent Response

I write to you not as a stranger, but as a fellow citizen and deeply concerned about the state of our planet. The data is irrefutable, the trends undeniable: our CO2 emissions are at an all-time high, and the consequences are unfolding in terrifying real-time. From unprecedented heatwaves and wildfires to devastating floods and droughts, the fingerprints of climate change are etched across the globe.

I spend my days sifting through data, interpreting complex models, and grappling with the enormity of this challenge. But the numbers never fail to translate into human stories – stories of displaced communities, lost livelihoods, and a future teetering on the brink. It's a sobering reality, and one that demands immediate action.

Let's talk science for a moment. The latest IPCC report paints a stark picture: CO2 concentrations are the highest they've been in millions of years, and global temperatures are on a relentless upward trajectory. Each passing year brings new records, pushing ecosystems beyond their tipping points and amplifying the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.

Is this our destiny? No. While the situation is critical, it's not insurmountable. The good news is that we understand the problem, and we have the solutions. The key lies in transitioning away from fossil fuels, the primary driver of CO2 emissions. Renewable energy sources like solar and wind are not just pie-in-the-sky dreams; they are cost-effective realities, rapidly gaining traction worldwide.

But individual action matters too. Every watt saved, every mile avoided, every conscious choice we make contributes to a collective shift. From switching to sustainable transportation to adopting plant-based diets, these seemingly small steps translate into a powerful ripple effect.

Remember, you are not alone. Countless individuals, communities, and organizations are already pushing for change. Join the movement, lend your voice, and amplify the call for action. Contact your elected officials, support sustainable businesses, and engage in meaningful conversations within your circles. Together, we can create a wave of change that cannot be ignored.

This is not just about protecting our planet for future generations; it's about ensuring a stable and prosperous future for ourselves. The time for procrastination is over. Let's rise to the challenge, embrace innovation, and build a resilient, sustainable future for all.

Remember, the clock is ticking, but it's not too late. The power to change the course lies within each of us. Let's act together, today.

#ClimateAction #CO2Reduction #RenewableEnergy #IndividualImpact #CollectiveChange

Additional Resources:

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: https://www.ipcc.ch/

Project Drawdown: https://drawdown.org/

The Climate Reality Project: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/

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CO2.EU: The mission to save our planet

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing our planet today. The scientific consensus is clear: the Earth is warming and human activities are the primary cause. The effects of climate change are already being felt around the world, with extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and threatened ecosystems.

CO2.EU is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting climate change. CO2.EU's mission is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. The organization does this by:

  • Conducting research on the causes and effects of climate change.
  • Developing solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Educating policymakers and the public about climate change.

CO2.EU works with a wide range of partners, including scientists, policymakers, businesses, and citizens. The organization believes that only by working together can we address the challenge of climate change.

Some of the concrete actions that CO2.EU takes include:

  • Developing a CO2 reduction plan for the European Union.
  • Promoting renewable energy sources.
  • Educating the public about the dangers of climate change.
  • CO2 Credits: Selling to Offset Carbon Emissions.

CO2.EU is a major player in the fight against climate change. The organization has already achieved a great deal and is committed to doing even more in the future.

Everyone can make a difference in the fight against climate change. By changing our lifestyles and making conscious choices, we can all contribute to a more sustainable future.

#climatechange #CO2 #sustainability #strongertogether