Today, October 15th is Blog Action Day and I am delighted to be one of the hundreds of thousands of bloggers posting about the environment. I must admit, I am not as environmentally conscious as I should be but I am making changes.

Here are some of the things I am doing to help the environment:
  • Reducing the amount of paper I am using. I use old envelopes as notepads and reuse paper whenever I can.
  • I use a washcloth instead of paper towels when possible.
  • I am requesting online statements when for my various financial accounts and credit cards. Not only is this good for the environment, it is also good for my financial security as I do not risk someone stealing my credit card bill from the mailbox.
  • Limiting my water use. I no longer wash my car every week. I am taking shorter showers especially since my area is in a severe drought. The lake that we get our water from is down 13 feet below full. As a result, the county water authority has issued a total outdoor water ban.
  • I run the dishwasher only when it is completely full. For the smaller loads, I will handwash them. This too is a money saver as you save electricity, gas and water use.

Here is a great website listing 100 ways to save the environment. You can visit the "Sustainable Environment for Quality of Life" here. Are you doing what you can to help the environment??

Posts from my fellow M-Network Members:

Blog Action Day - Being Frugal and the Environment from Being Frugal

10 Mutual Funds for a Greener Future from Gather Little by Little

10 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint (9 will save you money) from Paid Twice

Little things you can do to save money and our planet from Moolanomy

Blog Action Day - One Day To Discuss the Environment from MyTwoDollars

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