Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Carbon Fast For Lent: Day 10

Day 10: Give your dishwasher a day off or promote it to a Grade A energy efficient appliance.

Well, my dishwasher is my own two arms and some suds. I don't know if it's more energy efficient or not. I guess it is, because, I let the dishes airdry rather than having an electric heater dry them off.

I wonder, though, if I had a dishwasher and then replaced it with a more energy-efficient one: what would happen to the old one? Does it go to a junkyard, or what? And how good for the ecosystem is that in the long run, if so?

O God, by your Word you marvelously carry out the work of reconciliation: Grant that in our Lenten fast we may be devoted to you with all our hearts, and united with one another in prayer and holy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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