I added up our gas bill and our electric bill for last month and it came to $280... that includes a $55 credit from our solar panels... On Friday, I purchased a half-price bag of chocolate peanut butter eggs from Lake Champlain Chocolate... I think it was $6... (I need to revise my Moment of Play on guilty pleasures for food and put these chocolates in there at the top... forget the sour cream and onion chips.) Anyway, I would prefer to consume 46 bags of chocolate instead of giving that money to my beloved utilities...
Energy Challenge #2
Do some creative accounting with your household energy usage!
Did you know?
Hot water heating makes up about 20-30% of the carbon emissions of an average home?
Few people can relate to a "pound" of carbon, but most nearly all of us know the value of a dollar. Before diving into changes, my darlings, it'll be good to know where you started! But I don't care for the look of numbers much, so please turn it into a delightfully pretty picture!
- Find out how much your household spends every month on electricity and heat.
- Come up with a creative way to represent those costs (i.e. with unique comparisons)
- Make a picture of your creative household energy cost comparison and complete this challenge by posting it below!
Do this "creative accounting" for your business, school, or a friend.
What You Could Do
- Write a haiku about your energy bill.
- Make a pie (not a pie chart, a pie) representing your energy expenditures.
- Line up a bunch of glasses, fill them with different colored juices, and have each one represent a portion of your energy expenses.