Because we all contribute
to global warming, be co-dependent no more:
1st Step: Admit
you are powerless over your addiction to using energy
and that your high energy use has become unmanageable, and then
change 10 light bulbs in your house to
compact florescent bulbs. Taking this first step
saves 1,795 lbs of carbon dioxide per year!
2nd Step: Come to believe that a power strip turned off can
restore you to sanity. Turn off your power strip when not in use and
save 300-500 lbs of CO2 output per year!
3rd Step: Make a decision to turn your water heater down to 120
degrees, and turn your will over to the care of the planet, as you understand
it. This step saves 550 lbs of CO2 per year!
4th Step: Take a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourself
and then wash out the waste in cold-water laundry. Save 1,533 lbs of
CO2 per year!
5th step: Admit to yourself and to
a human witness the exact nature of
your true driving needs (how often do you drive the
entire soccer team around?), and drive a more fuel efficient
car (increase of 3 mpg) will save 2,400 lbs of CO2 emissions per year,
and save getting hosed at the pumps!
6th Step: Take an oath that you are entirely ready to begin composting
25% of your garbage. Save 1,040 lbs a year!
7th Step: Humbly wrap your heater in an insulation jacket. Save
8th Step: Make a list of all your errands; become willing to
combine them on the same trip, and drive 10 miles less a week. Save
500 lbs per year!
9th Step: Make amends to the planet and turn your thermostat
down 2 degrees in the winter and up 2 degrees in the summer. Save 2,000
lbs of CO2!
10th Step: Take personal inventory of your appliances and unplug
them when they are not in use. Save 300 lbs a year!
11th Step: Seek through prayer and meditation to
lighten your footprint on the planet and clean the coils in your refrigerator
twice a year. Saves 651 bs of CO2 per year!
12th Step: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of
these steps, resolve to take this message to other energy addicts, and
to practice these principles in all
your affairs. And if you get really motivated, switch to solar power.
It’ll save 5,749 lbs of CO2 output a year!