I hope I’m not alone when I admit that there are times where I’m simultaneously watching TV, using my laptop, charging my phone, all while microwaving my dinner (read: popcorn). Did you know in 2012 the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 10,837 kWh, an average of 903 kilowatthours (kWh) per month? YIKES!
Fortunately, there’s one day a year actually centered on unplugging all of our electronics- unfortunately I missed it. National Day of Unplugging was from sundown to sundown on March 7-8. It is nationally organized with lots of events in different cities to encourage us to go outside and live without electronics for at least one day. But it’s never too late to celebrate!
Check out our board Time to Unplug! for some crafty tricks to survive without electricity – and of course to enjoy the great outdoors! My favorites are these awesome tree swings. Think I could convince someone in NYC Parks and Recreation to install these bad boys in Central Park?
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