A lighter Shade of Green

From Deep Green, with no car, no fridge, no washing machine and no central heating to Lime Green where you are as green as the greenest designer necklace you are wearing...

Going Green can be confusing

Let's be positive, the main thing is to start the process : one possible way to go about it may be with a step by step approach, from easy, (recycling) through more demanding (cycling to work), to extremely committed (earth toilet-no toilet paper) for instance.

The step by step approach is gentle and gives us time to think and decide, along the way, how Green we want to be.
Beginning the Green transformation as a way to save money seems a sensible first step, finding ways to save energy and save money at the same time is a sensible and very attractive first step...

The Green Living blog in the Guardian showed me the way: they found out that
the US department of energy saving have a formula to estimate an appliance's energy use:
(Wattage × Hours Used Per Day) ÷ 1000 = Daily Kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption
1 kilowatt (kW) = 1,000 Watts
Multiply this by the number of days you use the appliance during the year for the annual consumption. You can then calculate the annual cost to run an appliance by multiplying the kWh per year by your local utility's rate per kWh consumed

The website also list typical wattages of some household appliances including the vacuum cleaner and the iron...
I don't need to go through the whole calculation to know that much too much energy is wasted on these two appliances
I may keep vacuming for now (I am allergic to dust) ...
Ironing is going
Definitely. For the good of the Planet

That was easy... Going a nice shade of Green