Today's Daily Challenge Monday Mar. 10, 2014
Basic Access is about awareness of access to some key elements such as healthy food, health care, and a safe and satisfying place to live.
Save money by unplugging appliances that aren't in use.
How to do it
Count how many electric appliances you can find in your home that use energy even when they're off. If you live with other people, make it a game and see who can find the most! Clues are computers, clocks, LED screens, microprocessors, or power cord adapters, which often have a light. How many appliances did you find? Keep them unplugged when not in use, especially if you don't fire them up frequently.
Why it matters
Pulling out plugs can boost your bottom line and improve your financial health! Many homes have dozens of appliances that gobble energy even when they are off, which wastes your hard-earned money. Bonus: Doing this challenge is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, as well.
When Bill Murray first threw his digital alarm clock in a scene in "Groundhog Day," it didn't look quite battered enough. The film crew smashed it further for the next take.
- Debbie T.SproutingLevel 181
I unplug most appliances... except one day I unplugged my spouses' "music stuff" and he had a fit... LOL So now we have a happy medium and a compromise of what gets unplugged and what doesn't. Day 5 Mary T. It's been a super fabulous 5 days. Let's pact again! Happy Monday to everyone make today a great one for yourself and for someone else too!
- Julie C.BlossomingLevel 272
I did this by unplugging the clock and air purifier in my daughter's room. We only use that as a guest room since she is living in California.
Lots of cleaning to be done at my house today! I have to work some extra hours this week so today will be my one opportunity to get some cleaning done.
Thanks for the encouragement, Julie P. I would love to pact with you soon!
Have a blessed day, everyone!
- Margaret M.BranchingLevel 38
Well I will be doing this one for sure today!! Our electric bill never goes under 140.00 that's in the winter with the heat set on 62 degrees. Granted it does not get as cold as the north when I lived in Mass but we still do get chilly nights in FL. Our electric bill in the summer is 240.00-300.00 and I live in a double wide mobile home. I have to really keep on one of my roommates BUTT to shut lights off.
Have a wonderful Monday!! :>)
- Marlene R.BranchingLevel 214
Save money by unplugging appliances that arent't in use.
Good morning DCers. I'd say my home is pretty darn energy efficient; I even had it tested when I belonged to an energy co-op where we purchased wood together for our wood-burning stoves. We even got together to make some energy-saving window shutters which I've installed on my bedroom windows...they keep both the light and the cold out. My electric bills are higher certain times of the year like a few months during summer when I'm running the airconditioner; otherwise, all my appliances meet good energy-efficient standards. I've replaced all my light bulbs with the energy-efficient ones and at night the computer is shut down. Anything that is not unplugged has a clock attached to it, so I think I'm good to go on this DC.
I woke up to pitch black this morning...oh what an hour time difference can make. And as I look out the window with some light beginning to come up, I'm also seeing some snow falling down. I'm just hopeful it won't be much because I've got to get out this mornng and I don't want to be doing shoveling before I go. Oh well, we enjoyed a beautiful sunny weekend. What else can one ask for?
Have you all read about that plane that's been missing with more than two hundred passengers? Yikes! What a mystery that is. My heart goes out to all those families of loved ones...I can't imagine the horror they must be going through right now not knowing the what, when, why and how of it. I sure hope some answers come soon. At least we can all pray for them. Peace be with them.
Now for a big shout out to my pact partner Linda B. for here we are at day 5. A big shout of thank you going out from me 2 U. We said we'd do it and we did.
Wishing you all a good day and leaving you with...
"Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without vision just passes time.
Vision with action can change the world."
- Franklin A.BlossomingLevel 222
Counter space is at a premium. . . So if I'm not using it, I put it away.
March 10 is always quite interesting. . . Today is the day that most of the Prep Schools deliver their admission decisions.
My Niece aka one of the "Brats" has applied to H.A.D.E.S. . . She's been a bundle of nerves. She's a good kid and this process can be rough.
Carpe D. . .