Background: The last time I stayed with my brother and his family, I noticed that when my nephew came home he went directly to his room and turned on his TV. It was nearly Pavlovian. That TV remained on the rest of the day regardless of said nephew’s presence in the room.  I mentioned it to my brother and he basically said, “Whatever. Who cares, we don’t pay for electricity.” The inner greenie in me curled up into the fetal position and wept.

Current: My brother is buying his first house! Big step and great news. Now that they *will* be paying for their own electricity I want to send him some CFL’s as a housewarming gift. Partially as a gag since my “inner” greenie isn’t very inner. But also because it’s a good idea.  :) Any other suggestions for “green” housewarming gifts to send along?