Friday, February 13, 2009

Welcome CBC radio listeners!

Hope you liked the interview!

If you are interested in hearing me blab more about my experiment with the fridge, you can check me out here, here, and here. If you want to read about the other things hubby and I are doing to reduce our carbon footprint, check out any categories that catch your interest in the navigation bar on the right.

If you aren't up for unplugging your fridge but want to use yours more efficiently, you can try the following:
  • Keep your fridge 2/3 to 3/4 full at all times

  • Keep your leftover food in glass instead of plastic - it holds the cold better

  • In the winter make ice in pop bottles outside and put them in your fridge - your fridge won't have to work as hard to keep your food cool (if you live in a place that is cold enough)

  • In the winter put your left-over food outside (covered of course) for a few hours so that it is cold when you put it in your fridge

For those who didn't catch the interview, it's up on the Ottawa morning website under 'Extreme green couple...'.

For those who didn't hear it - sorry I didn't let you know about it. I actually didn't know when it was going to air so haven't heard it myself yet!


Amber said...

I heard the interview this morning and it was great! I'm so excited for you. Yay!

Anonymous said...

I was barely awake when the interview came on but I got super excited and got up and e-mailed all my friends about how cool you are! Chapeau!

Green Grrl said...

Thanks you guys! Glad you thought it was ok. I'm pleased with how it turned out. After the NYT article I wanted to clear the air about a few things - namely I'm not on some crusade to get everyone to unplug their fridges. Rather what we're doing is trying to live in a sustainable way that works for us. I think that came across in the interview. :)
But can you tell I laugh when I'm nervous? Gawd.

Laura said...

I liked the laughing! It was very sincere...didn't sound like nervous giggles.