Save Planet Earth One kW/h At a Time

As my parents “jolly well” know, I have a bad habit of leaving lights on. Even writing this now it’s obvious I’ve left the hall light on, serving no purpose but to make my life a little bit easier when I walk through to the kitchen a bit later. In the other room there are two laptops both switched on (for work), and in this room there’s another laptop with a 27″ monitor that is on for most of the day. So whenever we get the electricity bill I always get a little bit worried about how much its going to be.

Our average daily usage is 11kWh which is almost half the Australian average but then again we live in a one bedroom apartment.

What interested me most though about this bill is it included this little mention of how much CO2 was getting pumped into the atmosphere because of my inability to switch off lights, it comes in at a wapping one long ton!

So I decided to look into what the equivalence of was compared to something else I know is bad for the envionment. I found a calculator which works out totals for all of the flying we’ve done in the past 3 months (including the UK) and it comes in at ten long tons which although is a lot isn’t as much as I thought it would be. So I am going to make a more conservative effort to turn off lights when we are not using them from now on.

I used terrapass flight calc. to work out my emissions.