[NOTE: The time and date that you do this challenge are up to you. The system is set to 11:45pm at the end of the month to keep the RSVP function open all month.]
One of the fundamental concepts underlying the Transition movement is the idea that fossil fuels' days are numbered (and that going nuclear just isn't an option). At the same time, though, we understand that most other alternative energies a) are in their infancy, and/or b) probably won't provide as much energy as fossil fuels (especially oil). And so we work on Transitioning our households and neighborhoods away from fossil fuel dependence and high-energy lifestyles.
We do this by using alternative energy where appropriate, conserving energy where we can, and also by trying to learn to rely on less energy. One term for this energy transition is "powering down."
For this month's challenge, practice your power-down. Do at least one thing that reduces your dependence on fossil fuels. Whether it's as simple as making sun tea, or as complicated as installing solar panels, do something that gets your energy consumption closer to "sane."
Each month someone posts a Transition-related challenge here. We members go out as individuals and meet that challenge, then post in the comments telling just what we did. The challenge is open the minute it goes live on the Meetup site and runs through the end of the month.