Large Family Size is Better for Our Environment

Last Revised on December 5, 2007

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So, this time I going to delve into the three most important aspects if we want to live in this world peacefully -family, society and environment. We all know society is where we live in, but we all don’t seem to realize that it is not justing about living it is about living happily. What is life about if you are depressed all the time. Our modern society is just like that; people are more depressed even though their economic condition is far better than people who live decades ago.

Now the next two point – family and environment – are intertwined as most people won’t think that. Let me explain it a bit. Larger the family size, better the likelihood of green environment. Here is how it works -A larger household actually uses resources more efficiently than a smaller family. And it is not just the smaller family, it is also the family who live apart. Larger family size mean they live together and thus saves energy; they prevent cutting of trees. See if they split apart, a new house will have to be build – which means cutting down a tree or more.

Households that live together uses less land, water and energy, although it may the opposite way. Recently an research published by Jianguo Liu, an ecologist at Michigan State University agree. He says “More households means more use of land, water and energy, three critical resources, Liu explained in a telephone interview.”

Households with fewer people are simply not as efficient as those with more people sharing, he explained. A household uses the same amount of heat or air conditioning whether there are two or four people living there. A refrigerator used the same power whether there is one person home or several. Two people living apart run two dishwashers, instead of just one. People don’t think that some extra energy or water use is not gonna make any difference, but when we add it up it does make a huge difference.

Per person, divorced households spent more per person per month for electricity compared with a married household, as multiple people can be watching the same television, listening to the same radio, cooking on the same stove and or eating under the same lights. That means some $6.9 billion in extra utility costs per year, Liu calculated, plus an added $3.6 billion for water, in addition to other costs such as land use.

So please don’t get divorce. 🙂

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