Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day

Today is "Blog Action Day". A day when bloggers unite to write about saving our environment.

Well, saving the environment and saving money often go hand in hand, so this is clearly a topic appropriate for a personal finance blogger.

Here are a few things my family does that saves us money and is also good for the environment:

- we use compact florescent light bulbs, they last much longer than regular bulbs and therefore save us money by not needing to replace them as often, and they use much less electricity which also saves us money on our electric bill, and using less electricity is obviously good for the environment.

- we only wash clothes and dishes with a full load - this uses less water and electricity, saving on our water and electric bill, and also good for the environment.

- we keep our thermostat set at 68 degrees, and turn down lower at night, and off when we leave the house, this saves us money on our oil bill, and uses less oil which is good for the environment

- we keep the air pressure appropriate on our vehicle tires, this gives us better gas mileage, saving money on gas and using less which is good for the environment

Those are just a few that I could think of off of the top of my head. I'm sure there are more that we do, and certainly there are many many more that could and should be done.

I just wanted to do my part to participate in Blog Action Day. A great effort for a great cause!