Simple Steps to Go Green
Go green, shift your consciousness, and take some simple steps to reduce your energy needs from nuclear power, traditional resources (coal, oil, and natural gas),
and alternative sources (hydroelectric, solar, and wind). Once we reduce our energy consumption, we'll slow global warming and its destructive forces on our planet.
If we each do a little, we'll create a large planetary shift.
o When sitting in a sunny room, turn off the overhead light for a few hours and enjoy the natural light.
o Use ceiling fans along with your A/C and heating system. Set your home's thermostat on 80 degrees in the summer, and 68 degrees in the winter. In the summer,
be sure to set the ceiling fan direction to counterclockwise with the speed on high. In the winter . . . clockwise with the speed on low only.
o Blinds, shades, and curtains contribute to energy savings too, as do storm windows and doors; insulation, weatherstripping, and caulking; awnings and trellises;
and trees, shrubbery, and windbreaks.
o For your car, service it regularly, use cruise control, stay within the speed limit even on highways, and don't be a lead foot or last-minute braker. Check your tire
pressure monthly, and have your tires rotated and balanced when you have a wheel alignment every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Plus, plan your route to piggyback errands,
carpool, and use mass transit. Don't forget to enjoy walking and bicycling too -- they're healthy and nonpolluting.
copyright © 2012 by Frank Michel