15. Buy movement-sensing lights.

‘Movement sensing’ can be seen as both distracting (squirrel!) and providing survival (that bear seems to be moving closer to my picnic basket). ‘Movement sensing lights’ can be seen as both minimizing distraction (did I remember to turn off those lights?) and increasing survival (that Future You seems to be moving closer to dole out a hug for reducing everyone’s carbon footprint).


To help you ‘Buy movement-sensing lights,’ here’s a simple 2-step process:


1 - Choose a hallway or other infrequently used space where you live. 


2 - Buy and install movement-sensing lights (just not in a room where you watch Netflix).


Your ‘Future You’ will be moved to thank your efforts, your forward-thinking, and your forward momentum to keep your lights shining bright - thusly rewarding your elegant movements.  


P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing providers are joining the movement - the ‘movement-sensing light’ movement- especially in common areas of properties. Since Corporate Housing providers cater to clients who are all about movement and moving…via moving to new locations, this effort is one of many ways we ‘shine the light’ on the joyful energy Corporate Housing provides the world.  Happy Holidays! Shine on!


This series is focused on Simple Sustainable Actions - based on Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.



15. Buy movement-sensing lights.

Another great option for sustainable lighting is to enlist the help of motion-sensor lighting. That way, if you're constantly forgetting to turn off the lights when they're not in use, motion-sensing lights do the work for you.