Thursday, June 17, 2010

Limit your use of Energy

Thanks for passing that info on. So perhaps this isn't in the card for you just yet, however, there are many other things you can do. Have you considered wind power, we have plenty of wind where I live in Arizona.

Limit your present use of energy. We've all heard of physic vampires but do you realize you have energy vampires in your house?

Your computer is one such energy vampire. There is a meter you can purchase to check appliances and such in your house to see what appliances are guilty of constantly sucking energy out of your house. Let me look it up and I'll post it here. Change to the new energy efficient light bulbs.

Have a "black out night". Use beeswax candles or some other form of illumination rather then flipping switch.

Walk when you can. Start a garden. Turn off the light switch. Shade the sunny parts of your home to reduce your cooling. You can make what are called window quilts. White for summer and a dark color for winters that will attract solar heat.

Have a tank water heater? Look into getting a heat on demand tank less water heater. They only run when you turn on the hot water tap and heat the water you need instantly. No tank, gives you more space and doesn't waste propane or electric.

Only buy from businesses who are "green". Use the cloth bags for your groceries or make your own and decorate as you wish. Stop using so much plastic. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle.

There are many things you can start doing now that no matter how small it seems will make a difference. The point is if everyone starts thinking green and start with the little things, it will make a major impact collectively. The more you get used to doing it, the easier it is to take the next step. Think outside the box...some folks are building their own solar panels. :D

Just some thoughts.


"All Gave Some,,, Some Gave all, and for those who have fought for it,, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm!"
~ George Orwell

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