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When are we gonna kick this habit?

© John Sherffius



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    So many ways to cut oil. My tax clients made one or no trips to my office. A lot just scanned in their info and fed it to me by e-mail. I mailed their returns back. Web Conferences. Shopping on-line so just one little brown truck comes to your house. Using the train. Skype. Reusuable bags at the grocery store (made of cotton)(we have no home delivery in my area)Eliminating those horrible black trash bags that just add to the waste in this country. Netflix for movies. My son works for a computer company. He often is at home working. All your call “Centers” can be done at home. My next door neighbor sells the toxic mortgages from her house. Add to this list.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 6:25 am | Permalink
  2. We live in walking distance of my husband’s workplace, before we lived in bicycling distance. I taught college courses online, going to the campus maybe once a week to help a student or two face to face. I garden, especially for exotic herbs (Thai Basil especially). We don’t use lights in the daytime. We don’t have electronics on when they can be turned off (if the remote can turn it on, then the electronics are on).

    Who’s next for suggestions?

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  3. (Oh, at this point, I’m adding coal to the list, which is why I’m mentioning the electronics. Coal burning power plants around here.)

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink
  4. Jeff wrote:

    A friend of mine had an idea for a local business he wants to start that would construct and maintain small wind turbines for individual homes. The way he explains his gas-saving pitch is that the electricity can be used for electric heat, eliminating the need for gas.

    Other ways to help curb fuel consumption are to buy local food and other products so that there is less fuel used to ship them and using public transportation when possible.

    One of the best ways to use less gas, however, is to keep your vehicle well-maintained. By making sure tire pressure is right, filters are in working order, and your car is tuned up and has fresh oil, your gas mileage will be a lot better.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    I live in a high wind area. Turbines are 25K, I’d get 1/2 of that back on taxes. The kicker is that they don’t work if the power goes out. the back up battery is another 6K. I don’t want to sell to the power company, I want to be off the grid owned by a foreign company.

    Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 6:46 am | Permalink