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Simran Vedvyas

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Humans Use the Energy and a behavior shift is needed in them- Reported by Simran Vedvyas
Oct 15, 2013

It was indeed an interesting and enriching experience for some of the SynergY members who attended and learnt about the extremely important aspects about the current energy threats and the well needed social and behavioral change in humans. The behavioral aspects of Environmental Perseverance Global research and experiences presentation by Dr. Sea Rotmann, Co-Operating Agent at International Energy Agency was truly an eye opener. The Event was well organized in Dubai, UAE by Energy Savers-The Powerful Solutions for a Cleaner tomorrow. TPS Consultants Dubai UAE is a business technical advisory focused on Power and Energy sector.
We understood well that because we see increasing extreme weather events, climate refugees and wars fought over dwindling resources, and our planets biodiversity rapidly vanishing very lightly we overlook some of the biggest, and most immediate threats, namely ocean acidification to name. Our inability to rise to these global, common threats is because they are not linear, straight-forward or easily measured as a concern. However the rise in temperature is happening and the clear enough the outcomes are scary and to be seen in years to come. The Key message that we all need to understand is that-
Humans use the energy, it is not the buildings, or homes or anything else and a behavior shift is needed in humans. The good use of technology helps in the shift and facilitates but it cannot make it happen.
I strongly believe in a resolute effort by each one of us to ask a simple question to ourselves-What is the one thing that I can do today that will benefit the environment? ?and whatever the answer is, in their own capacity just DO IT.

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Re: Humans Use the Energy and a behavior shift is needed in them- Reported by Simran Vedvyas
Oct 20, 2013

I agree 100% that technology is not enough to fix any problem this big, and that widespread paradigm shifts need to happen in harmony with the advancement of technology.

I don't know that the 'doing one thing a day' mentality is enough either though. People tend to feel satisfied at the 'moral' actions much too quickly to produce the real results that our climate needs. Doing one thing a day also isn't very systemic, and small actions won't lead to larger or meaningful effects without a lot of strategy behind them. The 'doing one thing a day' mentality also doesn't get people very well-educated on the issues they're trying to fight. I really think it's a misappropriation of what activism and positive participation are supposed to be about.


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Re: Humans Use the Energy and a behavior shift is needed in them- Reported by Simran Vedvyas
Feb 28, 2014


simvedvyas wrote:

It was indeed an interesting and enriching experience for some of the SynergY members who attended and learnt about the extremely important aspects about the current energy threats and the well needed social and behavioral change in humans. The behavioral aspects of Environmental Perseverance Global research and experiences presentation by Dr. Sea Rotmann, Co-Operating Agent at International Energy Agency was truly an eye opener. The Event was well organized in Dubai, UAE by Energy Savers-The Powerful Solutions for a Cleaner tomorrow. TPS Consultants Dubai UAE is a business technical advisory focused on Power and Energy sector.
We understood well that because we see increasing extreme weather events, climate refugees and wars fought over dwindling resources, and our planets biodiversity rapidly vanishing very lightly we overlook some of the biggest, and most immediate threats, namely ocean acidification to name. Our inability to rise to these global, common threats is because they are not linear, straight-forward or easily measured as a concern. However the rise in temperature is happening and the clear enough the outcomes are scary and to be seen in years to come. The Key message that we all need to understand is that-
Humans use the energy, it is not the buildings, or homes or anything else and a behavior shift is needed in humans. The good use of technology helps in the shift and facilitates but it cannot make it happen.
I strongly believe in a resolute effort by each one of us to ask a simple question to ourselves-What is the one thing that I can do today that will benefit the environment? ?and whatever the answer is, in their own capacity just DO IT.


Now that you are based in Dubai, is it possible you give the environmental footprints caused by places like Dubai?
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