No, I’m not buying a clapper. Remember that add “lights on, lights off, the clapper”. Good times.
This post is, however, about lights. I am really bad at turning lights off. It’s probably one of my greater green sins, other than I think I drive too much. My hubby is forever pestering me to shut lights off as I leave the room. Partially I’m forgetful, but mostly I subconsciously think it’s such a tiny amount of electricity, can it really make a difference? The simple answer is of course it can. Every pebble makes a ripple… But if you need more evidence, get your self an electricity meter, and watch the difference in how much electricity you’re paying for when you leave a few lights on. Might change your mind.
So my pledge for today is not only to turn out every light every time I leave a room, but also to reduce how many I use. If it’s daylight, I likely don’t need the task lighting over my counter and the overhead kitchen light. Do I need the bathroom lights on to take a shower in the morning? Not only will this green resolution help conserve energy, it will also give my husband when less thing to nag me about!