Growing up in the 1940s and 1950s most kitchen implements were manual. TV was unheard of, few homes had a telephone and many even had no radio. Electricity was used mostly to provide light. Obviously, consumption of electricity was very low when compared with today. None the less we were very conscious of the need to conserve electricity, not to save the environment but because of the cost. Families gathered in one room, saving on light and heat. When leaving a room, even for a few minutes, the light was switched off. Perhaps the time has come to resurrect some of these habits in order to help protect our environment. Also, we should turn off and unplug implements when not in use.
Choose energy efficient appliances and use energy-efficient lightbulbs. When weather permits why not dry clothes out of doors. In these simple ways you will be reducing the pressure on the environment, thereby helping to save lives. while also saving on money.
A date for your diary: Join us in this church in celebrating EARTH HOUR on Saturday 19 March, 2016. More
information next week.
Geraldine’s Green Top Tip of the week:
Recycling a glass jar saves enough energy to light a 100-watt lightbulb for 4 hours.
Recycling an aluminium can saves enough energy to run a TV set for 3 hours.
Glass jars make lovely candle holders for outside!
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