Empowering Women in Sustainable Energy

Equality doesn’t set criteria or stipulate conditions in order for someone to reap its benefits. More than commitment and dedication to utilise renewable energy in this modern world, there must be satisfactory levels of consistency in promoting the advocacy for it to be considered a triumph for humanity. Considering the fact that women are considered the front liners in using sustainable energy by way of important household chores like cooking good food and doing laundry, they are primarily the best advocates to attain the goals or objectives of this collaborative effort.

The need for cooking fuel as a primary success indicator

It is common knowledge that women’s constant presence in the kitchen has satisfied the cravings for mouth-watering dishes, and somehow has given fulfilment to the gastronomic desires of both food critics and passive fanatics. It only becomes possible with the use of biomass or biofuel which does not only provide added convenience and safety in its operation, but as well as its positive contribution to the protection of the environment through the emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The crisis in the human energy

Since time immemorial, several, if not all women’s group and other socio-civic organisations have dedicated not only their invisible time and effort, but their precious lives as well in the promotion of using renewable energy in almost all parts of the world. Their actions seem to have fallen on blind eyes and deaf ears since there is little or no effect at all from insensitive people who seem to be enjoying appliances that emit chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) into the air. They seem to receive no attention, proving that every effort they extend to save Mother Earth seems futile, and the long wait to stop if not eliminate carbon emissions has proven to be slippery and more elusive than ever.

Women’s direct participation in microenterprises and livelihood programs

Women have a great role to play in nation-building through the promotion of micro business enterprises that provide income, especially in countries suffering from an economic crisis. Industries, including low-level income community livelihood programs, need renewable energy in the manufacture and production of their local products which, at the same time, are sold to local markets within the locality and through a livelihood fair. This allows them to display and sell their hand-woven, finished products to either local tourist and foreigners alike.
The need for an alternative source of energy in the modern sector of our society.

The use of sustainable energy is always governed by women since most household activities like cooking food and doing laundry are done regularly without question. Likewise, educating children in conserving energy and other utilities, including the preservation of our natural resources are initiated by mothers as a way of preparing them to have a healthy life in the future. With these advocacies enumerated, there is no doubt that without women’s participation, the success of using renewable energy will be next to impossible.