Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour? Try No Power for 18 Months!

Turning off your lights for one hour in honor of Earth Hour is a symbolic gesture--and I recommend that you do it. 

However, MIT graduate Eric Brende and his wife Mary went even further. In Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology, Eric recounts their eighteen months living off the grid. Mixing scientific analysis with his own story, Eric demonstrates how a world without technological excess can shrink stress, waistlines, and pollution--and expand happiness and health. 

Eric now has an e-mail account at his public library--but he and Mary continue to minimize their use of electricity and technology.

What about me? I'm a pretty big fan of technology--but I can turn off my lights and unplug for an hour. It's a start. 

What are you doing at your school? Let us know.


  1. Interesting, you should read this story about living off the grid too

    Living Off The Grid

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