Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I found the article below this morning on another blog & thought that I would share in honor of Earth Day today. Since the birth of our son we have tried to start living a little greener. We do what we can but we dont go overboard. Just by doing a little you really can help our Earth a lot. One day Brad & I would love to have a house built and make it green with tankless water heaters, solar pannels and everything else you can do. I challenge each of you reading this posting to do just one of these items below. We all want our children to have a better place to live when they grow up and at the rate we are going now there will be nothing left for our grandchildren.

Ten Ways To Save The World Without Losing Your Mind
By retrohousewife on April 22, 2009
In honor of Earth week here are quick and easy tips that anyone can do!

1. Change a light bulb! Start switching your light bulbs to CFLs. You will save money on your electric bill and have to change bulbs less often.

2. Start recycling. If you haven't already find out about recycling in your town.

3. Check out your local farmer's market. Buying local will help the environment and your local economy.

4. Don't trash, donate! Anything that can be used by someone else shouldn't go in the trash. Take it to your local Goodwill or check out .

5. Get power strips. Plug everything you can into power strips and turn them off when you don't need those items. You will save a lot of money by cutting out all the vampire power.

6. Turn off the light. Open the curtains on sunny days and use the natural light. And of course always turn off the lights when you leave the r0om.

7. If you need to buy a new appliance or electronics look for Energy Star products.

8. Use a reusable water bottle in place of single use water bottles. You will save a lot of waste and a lot of money!

9. Buy in bulk! Look for products with less packaging for the amount of product. You almost always save money and think of all the waste you will save.

10. Use a reusable bag. Plastic bags are taking over our landfills and even the ocean. You can find reusable bags as cheap as $1. Reusable bags are stronger and carry more than plastic bags. You are sure to love them!

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