OK, so I’m a little bored today and started to watch TV while I was working today. I found this show on Discovery Home called ‘Wa$ted! Waging war on waste.’ It’s a show from UK (I imagine) and they spend time with a family calculating their carbon footprint and offering them ways to shrink their footprint. They identify all the little habits that these people have that waste resources. I’m on my second episode of the day and it’s really a neat idea. They give the family tips on how to change their behaviors in exchange for money. After three weeks they come back and tell the families how much they have changed their carbon footprint. Then they open a trashcan full of money, the last family saved $1600 (actually it was probably pounds or something but you get the idea). What a cool concept for a show, I wonder how long it will take for it to come to primetime in the U.S.? I think that this is the key to getting people to change their habits; if they could actually see their savings and see their impact; then we might all begin making huge changes in our lives.
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