Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Carbon Fast week 3

  • Day 15 - Consider setting your hot water thermostat to 120°F

    I checked that this is 48.8 degrees Celcius. I think our thermostat is now on 60-70 degrees Celcius if I checked it right. I guess we could try lowering and see how the shower would feel
  • Day 16 - Dry your clothes on a clothes line

    This we always do. We've used the tumble dryer maybe 3-4 times since we moved in, it is handy for blancets that are stuffed with dog hairs and dust though.
  • Day 17 - Clean or replace air filters

    I'm not sure we have any air filters...
  • Day 18 - Reduce your use of household cleaning products, soaps, shampoos, hair care products and other items which contain chemicals

    Little by little we're getting there!
  • Day 19 - Fireplaces - we love them and we want to use them but ...

    ...the fireplace accounts for 14 percent of air lost out of a home - more than the windows.

    Where we live now we have no fireplace though.
  • Day 20 - Find out who your elected representatives are and tell them what you're doing through the Carbon Fast
  • Day 21 - Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

    As I'm not really familiar with this I'm gonna read up on it here.


  1. Thank you for the update! We finally used the last bottle of Tide! And my husband began using the Tropical Traditions detergent without questioning or asking for more Tide (at least out loud, lol).