Friday, February 06, 2009

Dumping the Refrigerator for a Greener Planet -

Wow... now that is hard-core. On the other hand, our refrigerator, which is rated as "No Help to the Environment...At All," is small anyhow. should we change over to a mini-fridge and a cooler?

FOR the last two years, Rachel Muston, a 32-year-old information-technology worker for the Canadian government in Ottawa, has been taking steps to reduce her carbon footprint — composting, line-drying clothes, installing an efficient furnace in her three-story house downtown.

About a year ago, though, she decided to “go big” in her effort to be more environmentally responsible, she said. After mulling the idea over for several weeks, she and her husband, Scott Young, did something many would find unthinkable: they unplugged their refrigerator. For good.
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