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Can You Take a Minute This Blog Action Day . . .  

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. . . to help the environment?

Honest, it won't put a crimp in your pocket or take up much of your time.

 Blog Action Day is a great Internet event and this year's theme -- Climate Change

There's no better event to unite blogger's across the globe than the theme that affects every nation on earth. We, the ones at the top of the food chain, are the ones who have caused this damage and it's up to us to fix it.

Climate change or global warming is happening folks, whether you believe it or not. Gases in the atmosphere that we put there are what's causing climate change -- ice caps are melting, forests are being destroyed.

This is man-made destruction of the environment which we can stop.

This is a catastrophe in the making, that affects everyone of us -- mostly our grandchildren, great-grandchildren and beyond. So, what are you, you and you doing to help?

We went through our home and changed most of the light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs. This pro-action will not only help the climate it will help the pocket book too.

Also, on the list is to fill your dishwasher. Only run it with a full load this helps the wear and tear on the climate and helps save money too. For us, this isn't an issue we wash dishes by hand and try to only wash dishes once a day [SHOCK!] or use half a sink full of water and use half a sink to rinse.  Running water continuously is a no-no.

Use Recycled Paper -- stay away from the plastic bags in the stores or buy the clothe store bags to reuse every time you shop.

Bottled Water -- NO, NO, NO! Buy a filter for the faucet and refill a water bottle for on the go. They have the filters that can screw on or you can buy a more costly filtering system -- choice is yours.

Adjust Your Thermostat  -- some say adjust it down two degrees in the winter and up two in the summer. We've gone as far as adjusting three or four degrees either way. In the winter we put on more clothing and in the summer we make use of opening up windows and using fans which use less electricity.

Don't litter -- I can't stress this point enough, stop being lazy and find a trash can along the way. Some litter never disintegrates. In my opinion littering is one of the biggest problems. Yes, that one cigarette butt or store receipt rolling along the ground is a big problem for the environment.  Littering is a breeding ground for disease-causing insects and rodents -- West Nile Virus, Malaria, Plague etc... Not to mention what littering does to the wildlife -- they inhabit this earth too.

There are more ways to stop global warming/climate change. We, humanity, have to take the time to make simple changes in our lives that will affect the planet where we live. 

Now, go change a couple of light bulbs and stop taking such long showers.




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