Green Quick Tips 01 – Turn It Off!

You know what is missing in green media?  Short snippets of information that is easy to digest.

Many green informational blog (not personal ones), have long winded posts that frankly are difficult to understand.  I find myself re-reading information a few times just to get the gist of it.

So to fill this gap, and to bring green tips like some of my shorter blog posts, I have created what is known as Green Quick Tips.  It is in audio format that is easy-to-listen-to, less than five minutes, and can be consumed on the spot.  Kind of like a take-away meal without all the calories, and much much greener!

I have always been a believer of absorbing bite size chunks of information, that when acted upon, take you one more step towards a more sustainable and greener lifestyle.  You know why?  Because that is exactly what I did.  Baby steps, and never tried to consume the entire elephant in one go.

These podcast episodes are so easy to put together, that I will be producing three a week, to be published on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  You have probably guessed that I have been bitten by the podcast producer bug lately.  I find the entire process uplifting and exciting, and I made it just for you.

The web site is located at;, and in the next day or so, you will be able to subscribe via iTunes and Stitcher podcatchers.  I will add those links to this post when I am informed.

So without further ado, here is the first episode.

Episode One – Green Quick Tips – Turning appliances off when not in use can save you a small fortune.

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Addendum; Apple have accepted the podcast in the iTunes directory. You can now subscribe below.

Also it was brought to my attention last night (thanks Claire) that other podcasting apps use a different RSS feed.  If you understand what that means, and need the feed URL then here is the list of my podcasts and their feeds;

  • The Greening of Gavin:
  • Little Green Cheese:
  • Green Quick Tips:
I believe that they only work within those sorts of apps.
Happy listening, and thanks for dropping by!


  1. Anonymous says

    Does frequently switching on and off the lights every time yo go into a room shorten the life of the lightbulb itself? If it does, the savings in electricity may be just theoretical. And there is the cost of making the bulb in the first place.

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