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Give consumers simple tools and they will jump on the green bandwagon. For one more proof, see my latest post on Environmental Graffiti, inspired from New York Times article:

Pioneering Energy Saving Program in Seattle Puts Consumer in Control

They would, if only the state utility companies went along . . .

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In my house, Green Guru does all the maintenance. I got this monthly green checklist from him:

  1. Replace burnt out light bulbs with CFLs
  2. Tune up your car, including oil, tire pressure, and air filter
  3. Check heating and AC filters, replace if necessary
  4. Check for water leaks, fix if necessary
  5. Check on thermostats, and keep temperatures down to:
    1. winter day 68
    2. winter night 55
    3. summer 78
    4. water heater 120
    5. fridge 37
    6. freezer 3

Not a very long list. And you would be surprised how much energy and money you can save as a result. Try it, and let me know if you notice a difference in your utility bill.

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Amsterdam Picnic ’07 Green Challenge winner is the QBox. A real beauty, that may soon, make all the Green Wannabes, look like ubergreenies. It automatically programs all your appliances for minimal energy usage. That’s the main thing for me, but it also has a whole bunch of other cool features. Check it out!

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