Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Carbon Fast for Lent: Tea Time

“Fill your kettle only with as much water as you need. If everyone boiled just enough water for their cuppa, the energy saved could power over three-quarters of the UK’s street lights. Bonus: When replacing a kettle, choose an efficient model. See the Tearfund Carbon Fact Sheet for details.”

I think this has more resonance in countries where people drink lots of tea. But after readinga similar Lenten suggestion last year, I’ve started using less water in the tea kettle and it does indeed boil super fast.

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