Don't forget to participate in Earth Hour and turn off your lights for one hour on March 31, 2012 (tomorrow) from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m!
Here are a few other suggestions and tips for what you can do (besides turning off all the lights in your house):
- Turn electronics and appliances off! This means coffeemakers, toasters, computers, video games, etc.
- Unplug wires (of TV's, computers, cell phones, fans, etc.)
- I would have never thought of this one -- but fill up your freezer! Did you know that an empty freezer uses up more energy than a full one?
- Another interesting tidbit -- using the dishwasher is fine! An energy efficient dishwasher will not only use half the energy but also one-sixth the water than if you were to wash dishes by hand.
Last year I marinated for a BBQ the following day (YES, in the darkness... I only had one candle on) and had so much fun sitting as a family and talking about old memories. You can read all my previous Earth Hour related posts by clicking here.