Monday, April 18, 2016

Earth Day April 22nd

Hey neighbors!

Earth Day is April 22nd.  We recently as a family have been looking for different ways to be more eco-friendly.  For some reason spring hits and we feel the need to start fixing up, cleaning up and making changes to the home.  Some are minor, like cleaning and changing filters, while others are more major like, making sure the home is properly sealed to cut down on cooling bills.

No matter what you have decided to do this year, or what you can afford, try to consider when you make changes and improvements that you look at ideas for going green.  Whether you have a large budget or a small budget going green can lower your bills and of course be eco friendly.

Amazing to me is that Earth Day actually began in 1970.  I was all of 6 years old!  There have been so many changes since then in how people look at going green.  The majority of Americans back then were not exactly eco-friendly.  Now there is a whole movement of people who strive to "Go green." Then you have another group, which I would say that I fall into.  We are willing to make some changes, but may not be exactly gun ho on the idea.  And last of all you have a group that really does not consider the earth at all.

No matter which area of the spectrum you fall into, or if you are just somewhere in between, take a moment and see if there are any changes you can make this year.  Encourage your children to help you come up with some ideas.  If you come up with a couple, comment and share.

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