I will admit. I use to be one of those
people - you know - the ones who believe in wasting as much energy as possible and who laugh at "Earth Hour" and see no reason to watch the temperature of the AC. However, the more I study culture and learn about those who have nothing, the more I see the necessity of saving as much as possible as well as the ridiculous nature of excess. I am incredibly interested in the trend of biodiesel as a form of energy, but at the moment am unable to pursue my own homegrown "goop." I can, however, work on small ways to change my mindset about the use of electricity around my home - and in the process - save money (yay!) and provide more accessible energy for others.
So here's my action: I am notorious for keeping lights on - ask my husband. My goal is to keep the lights off
as much as possible. And since it's spring here in Texas, I am going to try to keep the AC as high as possible and keep the windows open. This may not be providing a new way of energy, but - it certainly is a power shift.
Finally, I'm going to be spreading the word about these creative minds who have developed sustainable solutions to energy. (I mean, a fridge run off sustainable energy
? Really?! So cool. And so brilliant. Stuff like that needs to be shared.) Hopefully, through my conservation as well as my communication, people will be inspired to research their own ways to provide sustainable energy for others.
Here are some other ingenious ideas probably worth sharing:
Bill Gross and his solar cells
Saul Griffin and his wind energy through kites.