02 May '11, 1pm

Wondering how to reduce your carbon footprint in a house full of people?

Wondering how to reduce your carbon footprint in a house full of people?

Communal living, filmed or not, is tricky (as you’ve no doubt discovered). Unless it is a green-themed house , your housemates probably have varying degrees of concern and awareness about the environment. Talk to them. In my golden days of communal living, we held infrequent house meetings—a great time to mention that you want to reduce your footprint, explain why, try to convince them to get on board (saving everyone money on utility bills may be appealing), and let them know what you plan to do. Gauge their interest. Did they whip out their caulking guns, or sulkily ask, “You’re not gonna make us use those swirly lightbulbs, are you?” Adjust your plan accordingly.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/green-living-tips/2011-04-29-a-very-...

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