Raise your hand if you like your refrigerator.
Steven Kurutz of the New York Times, wrote an article about people taking "Green to the Extreme" and living fridge-less in an article called Trashing the Fridge.
In a nutshell, this article describes people who decided to get rid of their fridges because they cannot find any that are green enough since a refrigerator uses a lot of electricity. For real.
My 70 year-old dad still calls his fridge an "ice box" because as a kid they had ice delivered. Rotting food, meat going bad (hello! bacteria) — what a great, modern, time-saving convenience was the electric refrigerator.
PS. The NYT article refers to a blog called The Crunchy Chicken and I just checked it out. You can find pros and cons of having a refrigerator. Seriously–I cannot believe this is even a discussion….I don't need an analysis of that one. Many of the comments discuss the joys of being fridge-less. Am I alone thinking this kind of dialog is completely crazy? Green gone too far?
Let's see who can be the greenest of all. It's a competition….
Of course these types of decisions are personal. Live off the grid if you want. Loose the fridge if you want. But get rid of the Amana? I draw a green line in the sand about that one.