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Go Green at the Library: Save Energy and Money in the Kitchen

The kitchen is home to some of the largest energy-consuming appliances.  As the cooler monthome-1416381_1920hs draw near, we’ll be using our ovens and stoves more often. It’s no surprise then that the kitchen accounts for 27% of all household energy use.

Project Envolve, a website sponsored by PPL and dedicated to saving energy in the home, provides tools and tips for making your kitchen energy efficient.

 

Here is a list of energy-saving tips for the kitchen provided by Project Envolve:
• Use a slow-cooker or crock pot instead of a traditional oven to cut down on energy used
• Keep the inside of a microwave and oven clean to improve efficiency
• Use a dishwasher only when it is full
• Use the air-dry option if available on your dishwasher. Unlike heat, air does use as much energy to dry your dishes.
• Cover any foods in your refrigerator either in foil or in a container. This prevents moisture from the food to release, causing the compressor to work harder in your fridge and use more energy

To see more energy-saving tools for your home, visit Project Envolve’s website here: www.projectenvolve.com

Looking for slow cooker recipes or how to create a green kitchen?  Check out these titles from the Library today.

  1. 200 Slow Cooker Recipes & How to Get the Best from Your Machine by Catherine Atkinson
  2. Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger & Julie Kaufmann
  3. Taste of Home Slow Cooker by Catherine Cassidy, editor of Taste of Home magazine
  4. The Smart Kitchen: how to create a safe, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly workspace by David Goldbeck and Merle Cosgrove
  5. True Green Home by Kim McKay

To read more green posts like this, search “Go Green”in the search box at the top of the page.

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