It’s all about the green. We’re all getting squeezed these days. Even if you’re not worried about the environment, you’ve got to be concerned about the green that’s flowing at an ever-increasing rate from your wallet.
Kids can be forgiven for their cluelessness when it comes to wasting energy. Parents are often the ones running around the house shutting off unnecessary lights and appliances. After all, it’s the responsible adults that wire up the programmable thermostats and other painless energy-saving devices. We’re the ones installing the compact fluorescent light bulbs (while dreaming of switching to LEDs once the price comes down).We’re the ones stuck pondering the boring stuff like replacement windows (when we’d rather be replacing Windows). We’re the ones reading the reviews of the Honda Civic Hybrid, looking for ways to shave some dollars off the gas card each month.
It takes something big for a generation to be broken from its stupor. Did your lights go out at 8:00 on the 29th? Did you notice that Google went dark for the day? What’s it going to take for everyone to understand that it all starts with them and that if each person starts with a little change it can make a big difference?