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.