Got my hydro bill today, used a lot more energy these past few months. I suppose that's to be expected, but I was disappointed. I need to reduce what I use, what I leave on, what I leave plugged in. I've recently started turning off the power bar to my computer and tv/cable every night, which will hopefully help.
Anyways, I feel that I use a lot less energy and products than most people. I try to pass on the reason behind it in hopes that others will realize that retail therapy isn't really very helpful.