Monday, May 4, 2009

small step --> big change

one of the easiest ways we've found to save money and the environment is to hang all of our clothes to dry them, rather than run the dryer. our clothes last way longer, we diminish our carbon footprint, we lowered our utility bill considerably. i swear by this.

if you have a clothesline, or maybe a balcony, you can hang dry large blankets and sheets too.

other small changes
-i shower at the gym as often as possible. it lowers my utility bill, and my showers there are super quick so maybe it's pro-environment too
-where we live, you can opt to get your energy from wind turbines through the energy company you already use. same price or slightly less, way better for the environment. worth looking in to.
-shop at the goodwill. i can't say enough about this. just take my recital dresses---each one cost me $12 or $15, looked like new, and would have cost me at least $100 each at macy's. i have at least 10 gowns like this--crazy savings!! plus, i loan them to all my girlfriends when they have recitals; they just pay for the cleaning. awesome.

do you have other tips? leave in comments!


alexis said...

if anybody in the balto area wants to know more about the wind energy, look in to "pepco energy services." you can get wind power from them (through BGE) by filling out one little form.

Honor said...

can you imagine drying clothes for 7 people not using a dryer? (I think it would be scary)

alexis said...

realistically, no. but maybe a few things could be hung? probably the lightest things. machine dry the towels and blankets. for sures!