Monday, May 05, 2008

it's easy being green

I'm not necessarily a strong advocate of the whole global warming/go green/carbon credits fad, but I do think it's important to take care of our planet. I am not the best at it, but I do at least refrain from polluting, know - the easy stuff. Well, I've recently adopted two new habits that will help the planet AND save money at the same time!

A few weeks ago, I decided to try some of the energy saver light bulbs. I got the ones that you put in your lamps, and I love them! I actually like the light better than regular incandescent bulbs. AND...they are supposed to last us 7 years! You can't beat that. We also recently had to replace two of our recessed bulbs (finally - for the first time since we moved in), and we used energy saver halogen bulbs for those also.

Second on my list of "go green" - I started carpooling this week. Me and 3 of my fellow Prattvillian co-workers are carpooling to work in Montgomery every day. Each person will only have to drive one week of each month. Talk about saving money! Of course the decrease in gas expense was my #1 motivator, but we'll also be helping the environment.

I hope this post doesn't seem "braggy" - because I am not by any means doing what I should be to help the environment - but I wanted to mention these two things in case you're like me & you just need ideas of what you can do. These are two small but beneficial ways to help, and just think of the impact (environmentally and financially) if everyone did "small" things like these! Maybe this will be my next step in the process of going green:


  1. I thought the globe seemed a little cooler today.

  2. You know Rick and Bubba were talking about the earth being cooler! Way to stick it to the global warmers!!! I love the does give you a better light!!

  3. good idea with the whole gas saving thing. we have stopped using paper plates, but i cant seem to find energy saving bulbs that I really like the light. what kind of you have? im having a hard time cause im picky about my lighting.