05 January 2012

New Zealand leads the way in energy conservation

I was recently vacationing on the South Island of New Zealand.  The attention to conserving energy there was impressive.  Here are a few things I noticed:
  • Signs reminding people to turn off the lights
  • Skylights in bathrooms allowing use of natural light during the day
  • Two buttons on toilets for light and heavy flushes
  • Cloth towels instead of paper towels in bathrooms
  • Switches on all power outlets
  • Possum fur used in clothing (possums are a pest they are trying to eradicate in NZ)

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