A Kick in the Pants

A Kick in the Pants

After three years of being a “green” blogger you would think I would remember to do some very simple, basic energy saving things to be eco-friendly but even I forget or lose motivation at times. Even I need a kick in the pants or a fresh start to the day to help me get motivated to complete a green act! So today when I woke up and drank my coffee I checked out the Green U and here is what I was reminded to do:

Turn off the computer when you aren’t using it. The amount of electricity your computer uses depends on a lot of factors, such as the age, make and model of your hard drive, and the size and style of your monitor. According to one estimate, the average desktop computer can use as much as 250 watts of electricity per hour, compared to the 15-45 watts required by the average laptop.”

Simple and easy to do but but this one act of green sure does add up! The greatest part of keeping track of my green acts and pledging to do things that save me money and reduce my carbon footprint I am able to see the difference I am making and what others are doing! There is nothing like feeling some fire under your feet when you are motivate by your peers! Which is why I love how One Million Acts of Green allows members to create groups to complete acts of green together or to challenge one another to shut off lights, walk to work or compost, for example!

Do you need a kick in the pants today? A reminder to do something eco-friendly or an inspiration because you’re feeling like your difference doesn’t matter? If so, I challenge you to join me on Facebook with this One Million Acts of Green Application and you’ll see how easy it is to start making a difference!

Disclosure:  I am a One Million Acts of Green ambassador sponsored by Ciscoand the project is organized by Rockfish Interactive. I am compensated for my time. My ideas, thoughts, words and opinions are my own and are not influenced by compensation. See what the other ambassadors have to say about One Million Acts of Green: Crunchy Domestic Goddess, Green Your Décor and Condo Blues.

Poquette is a K12.com 3rd grade teacher, a social media and marketing consultant (in her free time), blogger and children’s book author. She has a knack for vetting bloggers, creating blogger campaigns and connecting brands and bloggers. She speaks locally, regionally and nationally on blogging, social media and education. She’s worked with top name brands and has been mentioned and featured in the New York Times, ABC News Online, The Wall Street Journal and several others.

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