What did you do to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels (as far as energy at home goes) since you have become aware of the environmental problem, peak oil, transition town movement or the unleashing in April 2008?
The Energy group would like to invite everybody to share the things they have done. Please add to this discussion stories, suggestions and lessons you have learned. Yes, please Brag brag brag! Whether it is filling the kettle with less water, closing the doors, putting thick curtains, insulating your roof, solar hot water panels or installing a small micro-generation station in your back garden, we want to know!
And when you do some more keep telling us...
Right! I will begin-
Since I have become aware of the need to really reduce our energy use in the house we have changed all our light bulbs to energy saving ones (about 35 bulbs), we fill the kettle with the right amount of water, we use wood to heat the house for most of the year and use oil only during the coldest period (Jan, Feb). In our old house we installed solar hot water panels. However our current house is in a shaded place at the bottom of the hill so we will be looking into installing a better wood burning system.
Thank you for you cooperation,
on behalf of the Energy group