Friday, May 23, 2008
Axis of evil closer to home.
So, the oldest son said my green tips are "weak." My point was to provide easy things that can make a big difference. We actually do use bags from home or carry out items in our arms when we forget the bags which does happen on occasion. We prefer also to do most of our shopping in bulk, many items are cheaper and have less packaging but it also cuts down on trips to the grocery store. We have set our air conditioner to 78 degrees and turn it off most nights. I haven't seen electrical bills this low in quite sometime. Was this an adjustment to us? Yes. But it has been worth it in savings to our budget and we feel good about our actions toward the environment. The biggest adjustment for us has been from two vehicles to only one. It helps that my husband and I have our own business so often we are going to the same location still this has resulted in quite a few "think ahead" moments. I love saving gas money and dropping insurance for the gas guzzling truck we sold. I personally feel if there was an axis of evil it would involve an oil company and an insurance company! You'll notice the insane profits both are receiving even during this "down turn" in our economy. The biggest change in our lives will be occuring in our business as we are in the construction industry. We would like to start working with like-minded contractors who care about the environment. It is a very exciting time. God is good.