Thursday, June 14, 2007

Going Green

We’re on a quest to go green in my household. Little by little, we’ve replaced all of the lights in our house with the more energy efficient coil light bulbs. We’ve attempted to limit our water usage (not as easy as it sounded) and keep our air conditioner on lower than we did last summer. Recycling has become a buzz word in our house and we try to drive our more gas efficient vehicle whenever possible. Some things came easy for us, but others are proving a little harder.

Anyhow, we took another step today and I wanted to share it because a lot of people don’t seem to know that it exists. We enrolled in a program through our electric company. We pay a little extra and they agree to use renewable sources for the amount of energy that we use. It cost us a little more, but with the other energy saving measures that we’ve been putting in place, we’re pretty sure we’re going to break even and breathe a little easier.

I’m excited.

1 comment:

Mommavia said...

We started using cloth diapers several months ago. They aren't nearly as hard as they sound and I have been amazed that we have so much less trash!