Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's not easy being green...Part 3

This week I'm offering tips on how to help conserve energy and save you money. Being a Christian and being concerned with the environment go hand in hand. (see first post on Monday for scripture)

Here are two more tips to save you money and help the environment by consuming less.

Tip #5- Turn off the TV when you're not watching it. Many of us are addicted to background noise, and afraid of silence. So, instead of leaving the TV blaring while you're in the other room, turn on the stereo, or listen to the radio. These devices use less energy than the TV, and you're less likely to be distracted by the "shiny screen" when you should be doing something else.

Tip #6- Combine errand trips. Make a list of all that you have to do that day or week, and see if there's a way to combine a trip or two. The short trips that we make to the grocery store, cleaners, etc. often use up more gas than you think because starting and stopping (city driving) requires more gas. This will save you time and offer a break for your bank account as gas prices continue to rise. Not to mention the helping the environment part.

Check back for two more tips tomorrow!

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