During the 2009 Arkansas legislature, my partner Eddy worked tirelessly to pass several energy efficiency bills. I often attended the committee meetings with him. At one of the meetings, I overheard a lobbyist for a utility company call environmentalists hypocrites. “What’s the first thing those environmentalists do when they get home? They plug their charger and power their cell phones.” Well, after the legislature failed to pass the bills, I bought a solar electric device charger, hand crank blender, and hand crank food processor as a protest. Take that, Entergy and SWEPCO! My use of electric devices and appliances will no longer pay for your lobbyists! (Well, at least some of my use won’t pay for them.)
Ever since I got it, I’ve been in love with my hand crank food processor! It does the job, and it uses no energy. An added bonus – my arms get a workout.
I bought my hand crank food processor from Peddler’s Wagon, but I don’t think the store sells it anymore. Search on Internet, and you should be able to find one.
Stop subsidizing Entergy and SWEPCO lobbyists! Power down with a hand crank food processor!
P.S. I plan to write about my solar electric device charger and hand crank blender in the near future, so stay tuned!