Sunday, 17 October 2010

Our bills, our planet

Our electricity bills have been telling us some fascinating facts. Like the fact that we consume about a third of the electricity the average Melbourneian household does. What does that tell you? It tells you we don't have an air-conditioner.
Our water bills have been telling us some other fascinating facts. Like the fact that we consume significantly less water than the average three person Melbournian household does. What does that tell you? It probably tells you that we never water our garden.
Now, our household is not exactly suffering: we do not refrain from using electricity whenever we feel like, while I am famous for my daily long hot water showers - one of those nicer experiences to close my day with. If all this indulgence still makes me significantly less resource consuming than my peers, I can only wonder what goes on in their households. It seems to me as if we have a long ahead of us if us people are looking to reduce the damage we inflict upon the environment.

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