"The timber industry has been challenged for many years to meet growing consumer demand for eco-friendly wood products," said Sheridan Westgarde, president and chief executive officer of Aquatic Cellulose, a company that has introduced a robotic technology called the Aquatic Robot that can harvest nonliving trees found in underwater forests. "Now, more than ever, individuals, companies and governments have a responsibility to take actions to reduce the effects of global warming."
Although global warming is a serious threat, there are simple things that the average person can do to combat the problem. Here are some suggestions:
* Organize a carpool when commuting to work. One of the most effective ways that you can reduce carbon dioxide emission is by reducing your personal dependency on fossil fuels.
* Replace regular light bulbs in your home with energy-saving bulbs. Using bulbs that have earned the Energy Star label helps your household consume less energy, thus contributing less carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
* Conserve water. Municipal water systems require significant amounts of energy to purify water, so saving water in your home can ultimately help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
* Spread the word. Tell your family and friends how they can fight global warming by purchasing more eco-friendly wood products. You could even write construction or timber companies and encourage them to source more eco-friendly building materials in their projects.
Across the country, hydroelectric dams preserve millions of acres of flooded forests, providing an eco-friendly wood source that can be used to make all types of products from hardwood floors to decks to musical instruments. Using Aquatic Cellulose's technology, the Aquatic Robot-120, timber companies can now develop this once-lost resource and simultaneously help in the fight against global warming.
For more information about Aquatic Cellulose (pending name change to The Valor Corp.), visit www.valorenergy.com or call 503-502-5104.