I recently signed up for the 10:10 campaign and pledged to reduce my electricity consumption in 2010. I think this is a superb campaign and loads of people and businesses have already signed up for it.
As this is the 10th day of the 10th month they are celebrating with a competition. If you sign up within the next month you can enter the prize draw which offers the winner £15,000 of energy saving home improvements.
Well someone has to win it and it could be you or me
Check it out here
Ive done this too , But when i see some of the sites none seem to be telling you how to save real money if we wanted . There is so much you can do i must have over 500 lights in my place sounds a lot but around
90% is Led's and the battires are charged at ramdon on Eco7 for about an hour to top up and battires are years old
5% solor as in garden lights ( very cheap) will incress next year.
and 6 light bulb's @ a range from 7 to 11 watts.
and christmas tree lights very low wattage and lot's of differnt effects to suit seaseons ect and or moods
How many people that want to save money actuley turn everything of at night but in the day as well
i have two small raido's `1 in the kitchen and one i the hall both on at the same time thay only take AAA battries witch are flat at the end of the night so thay go on charge at the end night ready for tomorrow because of the little draw power wize the battres last for year's.
I did look at that Fiona but I don't see how I can decrease my consumption. I rarely use lights, preferring candles, I rarely watch TV and it is always turned off fully between uses. I probably open my fridge about twice a day, only one radio plays at any one time, I rarely iron anything or use the oven. In fact this laptop (named Phyllis by my daughter) is the main user of electricity in my home and she is always turned off when not in use as is the wireless router. So I'm a hopless case I'm afraid.
I had to laugh at the list, here's why
1. I live in Latvia and my children live in the UK if I want to see them I have to fly or drive. Train is difficult as they haven't got around to connecting it altogether yet.
2. Heating, our heating is communal heat, it is on or off according the desires of 50% of the house occupants. I am not going to ask for heat when I know there are those who can't pay but that does mean I switch my oil filled radiators on sooner but only once I have three layers on and still feel cold.
3. Electricity - we are limited to 4.8KW of electricity max as we have a 20 amp fuse into the house, the average English house has 80-100 amp
4. Drive less - I don't work apart from studying so no need to travel to work. I suppose I could make more of an effort to walk the half an hour to the restaurant once a week instead of taking the car but it's cold now, hehe and wet.
5. Eat better - I grow my own veg
6. Buy good stuff - at the moment the only things we are buying are tractors and chainsaws
7. Dump less - there are 6 bins between 18 apartments, how much less can we dump? Actually there is still some compostable stuff in there I notice
8. Don't waste food - against my nature
9. Don't waste water - Denmark sorted that out
10. Feel happier - wonderful lifestyle, couldn't be better :o)
The more self reliant you are the happer you become, well i think so, the modern world is far to stressfull now.
no time to live life just working/suriveing. spelling will get better on day.
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