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MARCH 13, 2008

Hoyt Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:45am

Here's a special blog for Hoyt — and for any other adults who kinda sorta maybe want to do something green. Here are Ten Lazy Tips for those in your family who can barely lift a finger.

  • Use the computer! Read your newspapers online to save a tree.
  • Use the dishwasher! A full dishwasher uses less hot water than a sink full of dishes.
  • Buy stuff with less packaging! Less to carry, less to throw in the trash.
  • Download music! No plastic necessary.
  • Wash clothes in cold water! Very few clothes need warm or hot washing.
  • Change some light bulbs. Get those low-energy twisty compact ones.
  • Don't idle the car! Cough, cough....
  • Turn off some lights! And all those vampire appliances that drink power even when they're on standby. It'll even save money.
  • Eat less meat! Producing red meat uses a lot of energy. And those cows produce a lot of their own, um, emissions too. P-U!
  • Vote! Choose political candidates you think will help the planet.