Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Going the extra green mile

The Scientific American is also covering the no-fridge topic in today's post, Going the Extra Green Mile: No Refrigerator.

Consumer Reports is also weighing in with their post, Greens Gone Wild! These folks have turned their back on refrigerators.

So, if you just can't get enough fridge talk, check them out!


Anonymous said...

It's so nice to see people go the extra mile to save the planet. I've been recycling since the 60's. But someone giving up their refrigerator helps me rationalize my recent increase in refrigerator size from a 25 to a 29 cu ft. Since the original refrigerator was only 5 years old, I was kinda concerned that I would be using a little more power, but at least that's offset by those willing to go without a refrigerator. How much will they save compared to me? A whopping $6/month. That's all it costs to run my behemoth fridge. Like my idol, Al Gore, I feel a larger carbon footprint is my right as long as I can convince others to reduce theirs. So please, continue to give up your conveniences, like refrigerators, air conditioning, heating, etc, so that my family can continue to be comfortable.

Natalie said...

Steve I am glad your family is so much more comfortable than mine because of the choices we make to make our world a better place. Are we uncomfortable because we keep our thermostat on 64 when we are at home? Are we uncomfortable because we try and buy locally as much as possible? Are we uncomfortable because we choose to make as many things as we possibly can instead of paying for the convenience and have more packaging to get rid of? The answer for us is NO. I am glad you are comfortable though doing nothing. You and your buddy AL have fun together.

M. said...

Woo hoo on the nod from 60-Second Science. I love their podcast..."this will just take a minute."

Anonymous said...

As I opened my fridge last night and pondered my leftovers, I realized that I wouldn't be going fridgeless for some time to come.

I cook once a week because I work the other 6 days... sometimes 12 hours a day. I need all that food to last and short of freezing all my food as soon as I make it... that isn't going to happen without a fridge. I will simply have to reduce my footprint some other way.