Gerard (my electrical engineering of an older brother) pointed out that what we frequently forget is that although an electronic device is turned "off," it is still using energy. As obvious as this may be, the best way to ensure an item is not using energy is when it is unplugged. Therefore my 2009 eco-resolution is to remember this. I will limit recharging my cellphone, laptop, digicam, etc. to during the day, instead of before bed so I can monitor when it's done charging and then unplug.
What's your new year's eco-resolution? Perhaps it's something you already do, but minimally and now want to do completely... Perhaps it's related to the eco-factoid you shared to win last month's contest... Whatever it may be, please share it as a a comment below as your entry to my January Giveaway!
The winner will receive an ecoAgenda to help you keep track of all your important dates in 2009 and a complimenting 3x4" pocket notebook. ecoAgendas are perpetual which means you fill out the month and days, so they can start the moment you receive your prize!
January's Giveaway will run until Sunday, January 25, 2009, 11:59pm. I will announce the winner the week of January 26 to 30. Again, unfortunately winners are limited to residents of Canada and the US, but please don't keep that from sharing your eco-resolutions if you live abroad :)
Happy Friday! Bon weekend ! Looking forward to hearing your eco-resolution!