1000 Flowers for the Planet - #257 Use a Microwave
Microwave ovens have been around since the 1960s yet most households still use these particular kitchen appliances for heating cups of coffee, reheating leftovers, or two-minute meals. I confess to being the world’s worst cook – not the least bit useful in the kitchen. But for those who enjoy cooking and know what they’re doing, try using the microwave more often to actually cook your meals. Apart from cooking more quickly, the fact that food is heated in a shorter timeframe equates to less electricity being used. This, of course, means using less fossil fuels, saving carbon emissions and putting more money in your pocket with the savings on your fuel bill. Save time, save money and save the planet.