I try to be environmentally sensitive, think about my use of resources but I am far from perfect. I enjoy travel and I will occasionally go to the market for just one forgotten item that I must have.
In an effort to assuage my guilt for these lapses we have had solar cells installed.
Today we hit a milestone. Our cells have generated 10,000 kWh in a little over two years. Much of that is peak summer power when we are away at our mountain home which is totally solar. What we are not using is fed back into the grid.
According to the control center we have saved 17,000 lbs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
I try to be environmentally sensitive in other ways. I usually bundle errands and if the weather is fine I often bike for small errands. I usually dry my clothes on a rack and wash in cold water. I have even been known to dip out the warm bath water and dump it in the washing machine. OK, I'm a bit eccentric but I do what works for me when it comes to the environment.