Old Doll wrote:
I am fanatical about turnning off switches. I do have energy savers where possible.
I recycle , reuse, or gift what i dont need. if i cook to much food , then a neighbour who has lots of children benifits.
I have a composter, use egg shells to deter slugs, dont drive a 4 wheel drive to the local shops. But I do spend a lot of time on this PC writing .
Am i just fooling myself then ? . Does anyone know what a PC uses electricity wise ?
I personally would like to see the big Food chains contribute more ecologically. We dont need our food in layers and layers of wrapping.
Give me the farmers markets any ole day of the week.
Every hour of every day should be the Focus. . i guess we have to start somewhere though.
Hey Old Doll, my hubby and I are like you. We reduce, reuse and recycle everything, compost, use a clothesline to dry our clothes, sit with candles on or no lights lots, use our natural gas fireplace to heat our home and anything else we can think of. I feel good about that.
As for the rest of you negative nellies! Shame on you. Yes maybe 1 hour a year isn't going to make that much difference and maybe the power up after the hour was more significant than what was saved. Hopefully people kept going after the 1 hour, I know we did. And yes maybe in future years it will be advertised for more than just 1 hour but at least it's a start and it gets people thinking, ya know? Every little bit helps as far as I'm concerned.
The one thing that really disturbs me is garbage day on our street. All of the homes are bigger than ours (another way we help, heating a smaller home) and have at least 2-4 kids per family. All of the parents are younger than us so I always thought they would be the ones to really get in on the recycling bandwagon. NOPE! You should see the stuff they throw out each week. We hate to throw out anything. We barely have 1 bag a week to toss out. These young parents don't recycle anything. What are they teaching their kids? Fortunately our city is starting a bluebox recycling program this spring.
OK, rant over.
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