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Do Their Bit: Part II


As stated in the previous post, the largest use of electricity for cities is supplying water and 75% of the water used in our homes is in the bathroom. If you have a low flush toilet than you are one of the fortunate ones and if you don’t you use five gallons to seven gallons of water for every flush. A leaky toilet can waste more than 10, 000 gallons of water a year.

If you have a small lawn, consider using a manual push mower. It doesn’t use any energy but your own so consider it good exercise. Also use a rake instead of electric or gasoline leaf blowers.

Don’t keep the refrigerators doors open any longer than needed. Close it to keep the cold air inside. To test if you have a good seal, just close the door on a dollar bill and then see how easy it is to pull out. If the dollar slides out easily, the door is probably leaking cold air from inside.

Old refrigerators are energy hogs and could be costing you $120 dollars a year to operate.

Don’t leave on computers, TVs, radios and games that use electricity when you’re not using them.

Using reusable grocery bags and recycling newspapers are other ways to help save energy.

There are many other links you can find on the “net” like Alliance to Save Energy so search and take action.

Today I paid $3.59 for a gallon of gas. It is totally out of hand and it would appear that this Administration in Washington is not going to come to the relief of it’s citizens.

We now need to think of each other and one by one do our “bit” to help stave off any pending doom.

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  1. DaVinci permalink
    04/30/2008 8:44 pm

    Well said, Tristan… If everybody does just a little bit, the impact will be huge. Whenever shopping, if you can carry it with you, refuse a bag and put it in your pocket. I have kept track for the month of April, and I turned down 34 bags at different stores we have shopped. If you just make a small effort in all of your day to day activities, the results are amazing. I still haven’t got those cool light bulbs you have yet, but we will soon….

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