You’ve heard the term “living off the grid,” and maybe you’ve wondered how difficult it would be to wean yourself off the high energy costs of our modern times. Luckily, alternative sources of energy are becoming more readily available. Things like solar panels and wind mills can help lower your monthly power bill, but before you pull the plug, plan an experiment to see how well you can live for a full weekend by simply using less energy.
First try living without simple electronics like the hair dryer and limit your computer usage and television watching for the weekend. Wash your dishes in the sink and cook on the grill instead of using the stove. You might find that you like unplugging for the weekend, and if we all do our parts every day to use less energy, we can all benefit!