Do you turn on the light every time you enter a room? Even during the day? Even when it's perfectly lit with natural light from the windows?
There are lights in my house that I've not turned on in over 2 weeks. Yet today I turned the kitchen light on 8 times with out thinking about it. Every time I'd catch myself and turn it off, continue with what I was doing and then...all of a sudden the light was back on. I know I don't have a ghost so I know I was turning it on, without any conscious thought.
How many other things do we do without thinking that are wasteful and/or bad for us or the earth.
Do you idle your car at the bank?
If the shower is too hot do you turn the hot water down or the cold water up?
Do you let the dryer continue to run on that 'wrinkle free' setting while listening to it buzz?
Do you leave the frig door open while you pour a glass of milk?
Do you buy your CFL bulbs in the bad for the environment plastic clamshell packaging?
Do you put plastic wrap over things you're putting in the frig instead of using recyclable tinfoil?
Do you drive around in a parking lot looking for the 'best' spot instead of taking the first one you see and maybe walking a bit?
All of these are things I've done and things I'm working to change.
What are some things you do without thinking that you'd like to change?
You know....to save those whales.