Essay: Role of youth in promoting oil conservationWrite an essay on The Role of youth in promoting oil conservation

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thanatassa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are several ways you can have an effect on oil conservation. First, when you are of voting agr, register to vote and make sure to vote for candidates who support green policies. Second, become actively involved in the political process by working for candidates who support green intiatives. Third, consider a career in which you can directly effect oil conservation, whether in green industries, media, or politics.

On a purely personal level, you can choose green options, walking or biking to school, car-pooling,  eating locally sourced food, avoiding meat, choosing recycled/recyclable products, and generally working with your friends and family to create a sustainable lifestyle.

Consider forming a green committee at your school that can provide a way for you and your friends together to tackle conservation issues directly pertaining to the school such as setting up car pools, green-sourcing of supplies, increasing recycling, etc.

belarafon eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Our next generation is the one which will have to deal with either the loss of oil as a resource (assuming oil does not self-replenish) or of a world where use of fossil fuels is becoming more and more harmful.

We must educate about alternative fuels; not just solar and wind -- those are too inefficient to be more than a feel-good solution at the moment -- but safe nuclear fusion utilizing Thorium. Breakthroughs in engine design and efficient motors can reduce gasoline usage significantly. Electric cars are still a long way from a workable solution -- they never mention where the electricity comes from: oil and coal power plants -- but they can be made better and better. Solutions need to come from the best thinkers in our working youth, and we can encourage this sort of beneficial, problem-solution oriented thinking with thorough, fact-checked education.

stolperia eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Young people can demonstrate a serious commitment to reducing oil consumption through their choices as they become old enough to drive. Instead of regarding the acquisition of a driver's license as a rite of passage to be followed by acquisition of a vehicle of one's choice to be driven whenever possible, young people could set an example for others by thinking about finding alternative methods of transportation. Bicycles or walking use no oil. Mass transit or car pooling would greatly reduce the amount of oil being used as fewer vehicles were on the road. More efficient vehicles or vehicles that use alternative sources of energy would also reduce the dependence on oil. If they developed these attitudes and habits at a young age, today's young people would carry that lifestyle with them into the future and would pass it on to coming generations.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

We can't write an essay for you, but we can suggest points you might make.

I would suggest that you write about how youths are the people who are most flexible and able to learn.  Young people can learn habits that are less dependent on fuel than the habits we older people have.  Young people, then, can grow up with better habits and make conservation of oil something that is just normal for everyone.  This is why youth has a major role in promoting oil conservation.

mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Gone are the days of cruising around or jumping in the car and driving to the convenience store for the late-hight snack. 

Nowadayls, synthetic oil for the car can be used for oil changes; alternative fuels are a choice.  Perhaps two years ago, a young man modified his VW Bug engine to use the grease and oil from the school cafeteria as fuel, thus conserving eneergy.

clairewait eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You might also consider that as the supply of oil dwindles, the price rises.  It seems to be the youth in any society who complain most about money troubles.  One point you might make in this essay is that oil conservation could lead to reduced spending (for individuals) which is especially important for young adults.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think the youth tend to be more environmentally conscious.  Of course, that's been true for generations.  They grow into adults and it's not a priority any more.  I guess the question is how we make that environmental consciousness stick, so that they still care about the environment as adults.

miamende2 | Student

The youth should really make more concern about what's important around them.


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bhawanipur | Student

Everything, in and around the Earth is exhaustible. Oil is not exception to it. The present generation has probably become concerned about this matter and so this has been put to discussion. It is evident that we take out our private vehicles on the road not for our genuine reason but for having a long drive for amusement or for some silly reasons. It causes not only traffic jam on the road but also it exhausts our fuel.

Our country is not self sufficient in fuel production. We are dependent on the gulf countries. Their wells are also going to be exhausted one day. On the other hand our country needs enough fuel either to guard its boundaries from foreign invasion or to supply food to the needy areas. Therefore, it is high time for the new generations to give a thought to this problem and learn to cut short our fuel consumption. Bertrand Russel said that we need to say that dishonor is  better than death to avoid extermination of mankind. In the same way we have to take oath to save the earth we live saying that a little tiredness is better than we destroy our living planet.

We all know that due to a large number of vehicles plying on the road pollution has increased and a result of which the global warming is alarming and the glaciers are melting. If it keeps on increasing then we will soon confront the 'Great Flood'.

addyaashanker | Student

sir/ma'm, i have to write an essay on role of youth in promoting oil conservation for a national competition, yoo far your comments have helped me a lot for the purpose but still i would request you to enrich me with some more points on this subject

gopikrishna | Student

Oil Conservating methods:

• The first rule of fuel conservation would be to travel judiciously and curtail wasteful driving.Wherever possible/ available and convenient, use public transport instead of using personal transport.Matching the size of the vehicle to your need would also go a long way in conserving fuel. For instance if you have the option of a personal car and a scooter, then use the scooter when only two persons have to travel, and the car if more persons have to travel or heavy luggage needs to be transported. As far as possible, avoid idling the vehicle between red and green signal, be it a car, scooter or any other mechanized transport.Try to buy fuel efficient vehicles.There is no substitute for timely attention, servicing and tuning of the vehicle in fuel conservation and emission control. This should include checking of injectors and spark plugs, correct tyre pressure, re-greasing, topping up or renewal of lubricants for engine and gear boxes.Correct driving habits are important for fuel conservation..

losangeles12 | Student

One concrete way a youth can work on oil conservation would be to organize a rideshare or carpool program at school. Many students can set the pace for carpooling by setting up a bulletin board at school or email list for people who need rides in the same area. This is a concrete step any student/young person can take.