Yesterday, just before we turned out the power, we also signed up for Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power program. The City of Lacey issued a Green Power Challenge and we’ve been meaning to sign up. Earth Hour seemed to be the appropriate time. We already try to do things to reduce our energy use. Our computers and many other electronics are in power strips that are turned off at night, we use compact fluorescent bulbs and just do little things like not leaving lights on. Our electric use is still much higher than we’d like but in the apartment our heating, cooking and hot water are all electric. Even so we manage to use less power than the average according to PSE’s reports.