Monday, November 5, 2007

Going Green...

So I am watching The Today Show and all this week they are focusing on global warming and the effects on the planet. In the back of my mind I always knew the environment needed our help, but didn't think I could really make that much of a difference. I mean I recycle, my bin I drag out to the curb is overflowing every week. I am slowly switching my lightbulbs to more efficient ones. My Hubby and I have been trying to winterize our house and make it more energy efficient, albiet hard to do since the house is 130 years old and needs more updating than my wallet can stretch right now. We recently purchased energy efficient appliances, does that make up for the number of times we have to use them, they seem to be on nonstop? I've checked out The Today Show website, they have a link to 7 ways to help the planet in 7 days. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032633/
I find many of these things I am already doing. What else is there?
So I turned to Oprah, she knows all right! And of course she did a show on Going Green. Check it out... http://www2.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200704/tows_past_20070420.jhtml
There is a page of websites to check out for more info as well. Like did you know...Idling 10 minutes less per day can keep 550 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air every year. There is alot of good info here.

So why am I posting on this? I wanted to know what everyone else is doing. Comment back and tell me how you are helping.

5 comments:

Kellan said...

I'm not the one to be giving advise on going green. We have done the usual stuff as well (the light bulbs, recycle ...) - I think that is a good start. I saw Matt, Al and the other one (can't think of her name) this morning in Greenland, Antarctica and the equator - very interesting! Have a great day.

Stacie said...

*looks around*

what were we talking about?

I am bad, maybe I do some of those things, but I am a bad, bad non-Earth person. *shameful*

Valarie said...

I tried to switch from disposable diapers to cloth. It lasted for about 3 weeks. But I figured if EVERYONE who has a baby in diapers did it for 3 weeks it would help out some, right?? Makes me feel better to think that way. :)
My husband is psycho when it comes to recycling. Our house is overflowing with plastic and newspapers and aluminum cans until he gets around to take them to the recycling place. We can't do it from home where we live :(

WorksForMom said...

GREAT great post! We do quite a few simple things. But we have lots to improve on. Here are some posts I wrote on them.

http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/07/save-go-lime-green_17.html

http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2007/10/imagine.html

Did I tell you what a great post this was yet? :)

My Semblance of Sanity said...

I like to think my carbon fotprint is a very little one but I am sure it is not.

Never too late to start!