i just walked through the house to see if there is any electricity-sucking widget, gadget, or doodah that doesn’t need to be turned on.
says bc hydro: “on wednesday, may 16, 2007, british columbians are encouraged to turn off and unplug all unnecessary lights, fixtures, appliances and vehicles.” so i did.
the worst is the family computer in the living room, the one used by our 10-year-old and assorted guests. it often sits idle.
well, actually, my laptop might be the worst. i hardly ever turn it off, rarely for longer than a minute. i rarely even put it on energy saving mode.
so i went around the house to check, turned off the family computer, a light in the kitchen, turned the fridge down a notch, and i promise i will turn off my laptop tonight! i also changed the power settings on my laptop to something more energy-friendly. and we’ll see what we can do for keeping energy consumption as low as possible tonight.
what else could we turn off and unplug? what else is a useless energy drain?
- negative self talk
- worries about things that may never happen
- consuming food with a large ecological footprint
- computer addiction
- the umbilical cord that goes straight to the starbucks espresso machine
ah, yes, that feels good. a serene feeling in body and mind. no guilt about harming the environment. pleasant relationships. no more crazy buzzing around.
mmmmhhhh … enjoy …