Another green step by me today. I’ve been meaning to do this for over a year and I’m embarrassed it’s taken me this long. Florida Pillage And Loot (FPL, our local Power company*) has a program called Sunshine Energy where you pay $10 per month and it goes to buy green power (solar, wind, etc).
I have signed up. I’ve since learned many local power companies offer this option. Since I am a power pig when it comes to my AC unit at night (10pm on when I try and go to bed), I figure I should pay to help offset my sins.
In other Green News, I have replaced my 12+ year old washer and dryer with new High Efficiency units and also replaced my dishwasher as well with a better, though not perfect, unit. And of course, they’re Energy Star compliant when available.
My fridge was replaced a few years ago. I also replaced my thermostats with programmable ones to help keep the AC units from running when I am not at home. Most of my lights (bathrooms and bug lights excluded) are being replaced with Compact Fluorescent as they expire — no need to throw away a perfectly good bulb.
Even most of my newer computer equipment is Energy Star compliant. I am trying to do the right thing and reduce my carbon footprint.
*They claim it stands for Florida Power and Light but I don’t believe them.