Tags: carbon footprint
, han solo
, star wars
It’s a blistering -28 here again today which means that the furnace is running non-stop and they heat and hydro bill is going to make me cry at the end of the month. Since we are basically shut ins when we experience this type of weather it has given me a lot of time to think about we can obtain a low carbon footprint. I spent that last few days making sure my doors and windows are winterized properly and not leaking cold air.
A few things I did this week were to patch up all of the weather stripping around the door frames and window frames. I also added bubble wrap to my older basement windows and then covered them with plastic wrap to keep the cold out. I used a number of bath towels to block cold air under my front and back door as well as cold closet that we have. I also added foam insulated covers to my electrical outlets on my outside walls. After doing this we turned down the furnace a couple of degrees and put on warmer clothes.
I know it’s not a major step but it’s a step in the right direction to lowering our carbon footprint. There are many more things we can do but from the indoors of our home I think we did a little bit of good this week. At least my carbon footprint is still better than that of Han Solo.