So Where Do I Go From Here?

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Now that I have decided to start this “Ecoventure”, where do I go from here?  I guess I should take stock of who we are and how we live, what we already do in eco-friendly ways and what areas we need to improve in or start over.

The Good News – I already fully participate in curbside recycling, I almost always bring my re-useable grocery bags to the grocery store, I changed all of the light bulbs in my house to compact flourescents, I taught my kids to save water when they brush their teeth, I always run full loads of laundry and a full dishwasher, I have dabbled in growing organic fruits and veggies, I love to cook so my family always gets home cooked, whole food, partially organic meals.

The Bad News – I drive a big gas guzzler, I live in a very hot climate so I run my air conditioner like crazy, I always forget to turn off lights when I leave a room, I love to cook so I fire up the range and oven every day and further heat up the house, my house is not particularly energy efficient, I drive to the grocery instead of walking or biking the 2 1/2 blocks.

I am sure that there is a lot more room for improvement, but I can start with these items that I have already identified.  In the coming days, I will be brainstorming and researching different ways that I can improve my family’s carbon footprint and impact on this planet.  Hopefully along the way I will be able to not only save energy, but also save some money as well.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Sounds interesting look forward to reading more posts.

  2. Me too! Bring in on sister!!!!

  3. It amazes me the amount of energy you have to do the daily things you do every day and all the while thinking of our planet Earth that sustains us.
    I’m so glad you’re posting so we can all take stock of the things we are doing and can improve on too.

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