- Ours is from the City, and they reserve the right to cycle us off for ten minutes per hour during peak times. We never notice it.
- It's also programmable, so it's easy to have it set on high when we're not home, yet have the house cooler by the time we return. I keep it on 78 during the summer, and I think 68 or 70 during winter. I've already forgotten winter.
- Commute. Luckily, ours are short. Jesse's is 3/10 of a mile, school and my office are 4 miles from home.
- Clothesline - I am so loving my clothesline! It's a meditative process to hang the clothes; I look forward to it. Sheets hung to dry outdoors are incomparable.
- Cool Water - I don't use hot any more when I wash clothes. Just cool and warm, and I don't use the auto-temp thingie that uses more electricity to regulate the temp.
- Ceiling Fans - thanks to my super-handy brother in law, we have one in each bedroom now. I'd like to add two or three more this summer.
- CFC Lightbulbs - we've switched most of them out.
- Appliances - we recycled our old frig with the city, so all of our appliances are now energy-star.
- CSA - local produce. So delicious, so few miles traveled. So good for all parties. I love my CSA!
- Hot Water - the hot water heater is set to 120 degrees, which makes me a little sad for about 10 minutes after Jesse showers, and then I forget it.
- Shopping bags - all reusable, and I've finally trained myself not to forget them.
- Dishwasher - who knew being lazy was also a way to be green?
- Native Plants - my whole front yard, about a third of an acre, is essentially pasture. We don't water it and rarely mow it.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
at 7:15 PM