Monday, August 19, 2013

Frugal Living: A Sunday Green Note

Okay, so it is actually Monday, but here is a Sunday Green Note, borrowed from the service bulletin at Prairie UU here in Madison.  Every week (we do miss some) I enjoy taking a few moments to read their recommendation on how to save resources.  And it makes for an ever so easy post to share with you here.



From Sunday, August 18th, 2013 --
Generating enough electricity to cook for an hour in a standard electric oven creates 2.7 pounds of carbon dioxide.  For less output: toaster over = 1.3 pounds over 50 minutes; slow cooker = 0.9 pounds over seven hours; and a microwave oven = 0.5 pounds over 15 minutes.

Reading this reinforced my love of my slow cooker!  Save energy, save money, eat at home, and reduce your carbon foot print.

Sunday also marked our oldest child's 5th birthday.  More on that in future posts, but it was filled with laughter, love, time, and was frugal compared to what has become of the child birthday in modern America.



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