This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sesame Street

So for some reason I am having a hard time starting this entry, and I am really not sure why, but whatever will just try and get to the point.  Again these are simple ideas (not my own, in fact most of it came from Sesame Street 25 years ago, wow I am slow to keep up).  Anyway here they are.  First of all, turn off the lights.  What, wait, no I am not telling people to sit in the dark.  Just very simply if you are not in the room turn off the lights.  I know for some people this is a very hard (cough cough you know who you are are) but really  it is a brilliant idea.  And I am sure we have all already switched to the more efficient fluorescent light bulbs, but that does not mean they have to be left on all the time.  It is so easy just turn off the lights. And while you are at it you may as well unplug any of your electronic devices that are not in use.  Easy examples in my house that I tend to unplug while not using is my mobile phone charger, the toaster, and the coffee maker.  Just because they are not on does not mean that they aren't draining energy.  Power strips are also a good way to help with this.  Wait don't think I am finished,  I have a few more here.  Another Sesame Street one, don't let the water run, especially when you are brushing your teeth.  OMG captain obvious is not finished yet.  Don't stand in front of the fridge or freezer with the doors open.  Not only is that a pet peeve, but my goodness it is just wasteful as well.  And hold on here is  the last idea.  If you have or use a dishwasher and it has the heated drying option don't use that.  OK those are my obvious Sesame Street ideas, but again just because it is easy and obvious does not mean that it is not a good idea.  And not only are all of these ideas good (as well as easy) they help save money for you, and if we can get enough people to do them these seemingly small ideas could have a huge impact.  Just something to think about.  Like I keep saying, remember all your actions, no matter how big or small, count.
Lastly I would just like to provide a quick update on my paper towel challenge.  I am doing well so far.  I did use my full ration yesterday of two paper towels.  But so far today I have yet to rip any perforated edges of those tempting paper towels.  I will continue to report back, and hopefully by the end of the week I will have kicked this dirty habit, or at least drastically reduced my dirty habit, no wait I mean kick.  Oh brother I will never make it.
Anyway I hope everyone has a great day.  And get ready because I think I have a new challenge  idea for tomorrow.


  1. Hi Charlotte! I hope you do not mind me contacting you this way as I do not have an email for you. Thanks for contacting me. I would love to have you as a founding member of our EB Blog Ambassador program. You must join our Community first at and then please join our group at . Talk soon...

  2. Thanks Shane, I am so excited to be a part of all you have created. I just hope I can keep up.