Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Green Week Tip #2 & Ideal Bite

Tip #2 By allowing more natural light into your home, you can lower the use of electricity; artificial light adds up to almost 15% of the home's total electricity.

Some of us really can't do anything to change the amount of natural light coming into our houses. I LOVE natural light and when we have our own house it will have lots of it! Something "fun" that we love to do is try to see how much we can get our utility bills to decrease each month. It's great when the provider includes a bar graph of your usage! I know it sounds silly but its a very exciting time when we see that our bill has gone down by ten dollars! Try it!

Ideal Bite is a great website that offers bite-sized ideas for light green living – ideas for real people who lead busy lives and want to make small changes that add up to big results. Their Daily Tips cover everything from biodynamic wine to eco-pet products to organic cosmetics. The secret sauce? A spoonful of “incremental environmentalism” combined with a keeping-it-real attitude.
This is a cool website and their design is so fresh and awesome looking!

1 comment:

Robin said...

I have almost no natural light in my apt due to being on the bottom floor and having big bushes in front of my windows. It drives me nuts and is also not conducive to taking photos. I can't wait till I have a better place with big windows!