What have you done today to lower your impact?

We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Something to Live Without? A Microwave

I've found myself using these infernal devices more and more recently and look forward to not owning one. We are planning on using a solar cooker, a rocket stove, a wood burner and every now and again our gas stove.

So- To Microwave or not to Microwave

Cons - Emits radiation of the type we are already excessively exposed too from cell phones and wifi, encourages fast cooking instead of slow cooking, require tons of embodied energy to build then ends up in a landfill, supplements other appliances which do the job just fine, encourages cooking in plastic packaging which produces toxins, encourages purchasing and consumption of Microwave packaged processed food and who wants to eat irradiated food?

Pros - use less energy to cook and reheat, saves time

Here is a link to another take on the topic over at Re-Nest

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