The turning of the screw

An interesting and thoughtful post by Lauren on ThinHouse on how easy it is to forget the mundane and everyday--yet very important--measures we can take to save energy:

Ten minutes ago I did something that cost no money, took 45 seconds, involved a single screwdriver and immediately reduced our home energy consumption in one major category by 10 percent. That we hadn’t done this months and months ago shows how caught up we have been in the big, sexy projects, how easy it is to be swept away by high-tech gizmos, how seductive – even for those of us on the look-out – this whole greenwashing thing is.