Saturday, April 4, 2009
It's So Obvious
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by it all - all the choices and decisions that affect us and the world in which we live. The other day, I stumbled upon a simple fact that left me feeling embarrassed. Here I am, someone who tries hard to do the right thing when it comes to the environment, trying to balance living in the modern world while trying to preserve it for future generations. Well, imagine my annoyance with myself when I read about how much energy an exercise treadmill burns! Now it seems pretty obvious - but it never, ever occurred to me. My gym membership is up for renewal next month and I need to to give serious thought to renewing it. Between the lights and the machines and the heating/air conditioning, a gym really does use a lot of power. Really a lot to think about.