We have changed out ALL our light bulbs, only use one light at a time in room we are in, have put pvc pipes on washer to collect water from washer for re using, have rain barrels all around house to collect rain water for re use ( 8 barrels now around house), have 2 gallon buckets in both bathrooms and kitchen to collect water from fauchets and shower while waiting for water to warm up, was amazing when we discovered how much water was being wasted waiting for it to warm up to use, have changed out most all our landscaping to plants that dont even require much water, use our microwave for most all cooking now, do have fireplace big enough to cook in and do sometimes, is 56 inches wide, have purchased our own cloth shopping bags and stopped getting plastic ones, have changed out commodes with all new tank equipment to cut down water usuage, installed low water usuage shower, do turn off our computers at night ( 2 of them) use ceiling fans and open windows for most of year,
installed new ac duct work, new insulation, and even in hottest parts of summer, rarely have to turn on ac, and it does get hot in Texas, but, we stay cool here in hill country, our electric bill had dropped to just under $100.00 a MONTH, even in worst heat times here. ! our water bill is usually around $35.00 a month now, but, that also includes a light the electric company puts in , and garbage too..as for garbage, now, how to be able to stop using those plastic bags in garbage cans ? and how to find products, tooth paste, paper towels, toilet paper other household stuff wrapped in plastic ? even meats we buy, is wrapped in plastic..why ? so many products we use around house, all in plastic covers, seems like must be better way..soooo, what else can we do to keep going green, have also stopped driving , I drive very little, only to Dr's, rarely, on once a week shopping, husband commutes with others to work, we ARE looking for any other ways we can change..any info would
Thanks so much for your site, have forwarded it to all our family and friends, who will all be taking part in the lights out on March 29th..