Blog Prompt # 2
The issue that I decided to look at is energy use, i.e. GOING GREEN!
This issue has been coming up in our society more and more in the past year especially. With gas prices going to record highs, why not think about saving some money by doing something as simple as turning off the light when you're not using it? There are so many new products out there on the market right now that can help you cut down on energy costs. Things like energy star appliances can help you save on your annual energy costs. Another one would be changing the light bulbs in your house to compact flourescent bulbs. You can save a lot of money and have the bulbs last way longer! I know in our home, we switched to all compact flourescent bulbs, and they are even brighter than the regular ones! I highly recomend switching if you haven't already.
I know that sometimes this can sound like a huge hoax and that people have said that these new bulbs suck and stuff like that. But I can assure you, that this is no hoax or fake ideal. Our house has had these bulbs for the past 4 years and they are still going strong. Not only that, but we have saved a bunch of money on our annual energy cost. I use my computer and room a lot, so the lights and computer are almost on 24/7. With these new products and energy star efficient printers and monitors, my parents don't really need to get after me about leaving the lights on!...well at least not as much.
Here is a little information about going green:
Now after watching this informational video, why wouldn't you want to save money and GO GREEN?