This Sustainable Life
426: Why unplug?
I'm in my second month since I unplugged my fridge. Why unplug it?
Not because I think its power makes anything more than a negligible difference. This episode describes why.
Here are my notes I read from:
The other two reasons I unplug the fridge. The first was after reading Vietnam and much of the world ferments, I was curious to learn fermentation. Second is reading how much backup power a grid needs to maintain perfect uptime. Resilience. Each bit after 99% costs a lot more. Alternatively, 95% requires almost no backup. Third is to learn and grow myself. Neediness and entitlement, especially to things that hurt others and nobody needed for hundreds of thousands of years, doesn't make me better person. Do you know anyone spoiled? Do you describe them as "You know what I love about Kate? She's spoiled and acts entitled."
Low Tech Magazine's two articles I mentioned, plus a third on how resilience increases security too