Could it really be that simple?
That is what you may come away asking yourself after reading “30 Ways to a More Efficient You.”
This month’s Plugged In feature on pages 6 and 7, and at ruralite.com, offers concrete steps—30 of them in all—you can take individually or as a family to save on your household utility bill while also helping the environment.
Most of the actions are practical, easy to do and cost nothing more than being intentional in the moment. You could do one step each day for a month and save.
The piece by Danielle Brusby—one of our social media aces and a mom with a busy household full of energy users—is crafted with you in mind.
That is by design. Plugged In is our consumer-friendly feature. It is all about looking out for readers, whether it is sharing how to light up your home safely during the holidays—as we warned, don’t mimic Clark Griswold—to ways to prepare for storms, stay cyber-safe or save on your utility bill.
As we roll into spring, we hope you enjoy the chance to do a little spring cleaning when it comes to your energy use.
Take That, COVID!
In this month’s Heart of Community main feature—part of a yearlong look at rural arts in the Northwest and West—we spotlight a violinist from Fairbanks who made it on Broadway, but then pivoted when the curtain fell, creating a virtual space for artists like her from Fairbanks to New York and beyond to thrive and keep the music alive.