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69 – Power tools

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Karla Cervantes rendition of Terry Pratchett's Lu-Tze, the Sweeper

Chain saws, hedge trimmers, lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners consume energy, make noise but do the job. Use them sparingly, preferring manual tools instead. When you really need them, get them from a tool library.

As discussed on the Generator many times since 2006

Check out the 2006 article on The Generator

Appliances to make our morning coffee or warm our feet before bed proliferate. We fork out another hundred hard-earned dollars so the latest gizmo can save us one and a half minutes of unnecessary effort, which we spend on our derrieres complaining that we don’t get enough exercise.

Leaf blowers cross the line. Pick up a broom and move those lawn clippings along. Get real, good planetary citizens. Let the Zen calm of sweeping transport you into the zone enjoyed only by the universe’s best sweeper, you.

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