1000 Flowers for the Planet - #259 Keep the Fridge Door Closed
Do you remember your mother nagging you to shut the fridge door when you were a kid? Do you now nag your own kids to shut the fridge door? There’s a good reason for it, and no matter how much money you have to splash around on electricity bills, keeping the fridge door closed is another good way to reduce electricity usage and help the planet. When you stand in front of the fridge with the door open for lengthy periods you let all the cold air out. Consequently, when the door is finally closed the refrigerator has to work a whole lot harder to bring the temperature back down to where it should be at, keeping your food fresh for as long as possible. Know what is in the fridge and when you need to retrieve something from within you will be able to open the door, take out the item and shut the door as quickly as possible, thus helping the fridge run as efficiently as possible. This helps the planet by reducing energy use, reducing carbon emissions and saving fossil fuels, as well as saving you money.