What are you doing to conserver energy?

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    I think we all can agree, we need to use less energy. I am for drilling here, and for alternative fuels, But I think the quickest way for us to make a difference is to simply use less energy.

    So far I have.

    Replaced every light bulb in my house with energy efficient bulbs.

    Installed a tank less hot water heater.

    Talked the wife into using cloths lines to dry cloths when ever possible.

    Parked my 95 dodge truck and taken to only driving my Saturn.

    Only installed 1 of 3 window Air conditioners. (only one I installed was in the babies room. She sleeps much better with it, and it is only on when it is very hot, and she is trying to sleep)

    Allowed my lawn to turn brown and die from lack of watering.

    Cut my driving by nearly 50% compared to previous years (Normally I put about 15000 a year on the Saturn alone, so far this year only 3800 miles on it)

    Been much more vigilant about making sure lights are not on needlessly, Shut the computer off when ever I am not at it.

    I am also looking into installing Solar panels on my roof, not sure how much this will help in Northern Michigan but I am looking into it.

    I know it is not much, but it is something.

    So what have you done so far to use less?
     
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    14 views and no responses? where are you global warming alarmist now, what are you doing to cut back ?
     
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    I've been driving less and going shorter distances. And when I drive, I'm really trying not to be a leadfoot. Turning off lights when not being used is a biggie, too. Not running water unnecessarily. (I know that isn't energy, per se, but it is conservation).
     
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    it is energy too, most water uses an electric pump to get to where it is going. Even if it is city water, somewhere there are pumps running.

    Good for you Jillian, like I said my lawn is dead and brown cause I wont let the wife water it :)
     
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    We water the terrace garden. (of course, it's just a few flower pots and some herbs for the bunny).
     
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    Maybe the alarmists turned off their 'puters to save energy ?? If one was really serious about it wouldn't that be a great idea?
     
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    naaaaaaaah! :tongue:
     
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    When my wife is away, I turn off the air conditioner in the house during the day when I'm at work. I used to let it run so my dog could stay cool, but no more. I've decided to sacrifice in the name of the national interest.
     
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    Well where the hell are they then dammit? Charles is feeling a bit ignored. Me ? I just dont buy anything I don't need. Best way in the world to conserve. It would kill our economy if everyone did it but that's not really the point is it.:D
     
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    "Herbs" for the bunny. Yeah, right. :rofl:
     

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