Anyone can learn to conserve energy. If you already take action to preserve our resources, review this list for other "green" strategies to incorporate into your life. Try a couple of ideas first, then expand to others. If you need motivation, research your personal carbon footprint and think of ways to reduce it.Appliances and PowerStep 1Unplug appliances when they aren't … [Read more...] about How to Conserve Energy
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Last week the Butte Fire in Amador and Calaveras counties ravaged my hometown communities. Calaveras took the biggest beating, with many of the 75,000 acres burned and 545 residences/356 outbuildings lost, in that county. County lines have all but diminished however, with families and local businesses from both pulling together to help those impacted by the fire. I couldn’t be … [Read more...] about Help Care For Animals Injured By Fire
I was working with my awesome client Laura the other day, who is 28 weeks pregnant with twins. About five weeks ago, her cervix started to dilate and she had to have it sewn up. This left her bed-bound for the remainder of her pregnancy. She has such an amazing attitude and has been such a good sport about it all that I asked her to collaborate with me on a post about how to … [Read more...] about How to Survive Bed Rest
My neighbor recently accosted me outside my house, as I was getting my mail. I say neighbor because I don't actually know her name. I only know her as Mustang Sally because, well, she drives a white Mustang, and I like the song. I've got both my boyfriend and his son singing it every time they see her car in the driveway. Anyhoo - she made some small talk about not seeing my … [Read more...] about Samoas and Sass: Since When Do Girl Scouts Have Attitudes?
Utility bills add up to an average of $1,900 for most families in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Lowering your utility bills gives you more money in the budget for other expenses while benefiting the environment by conserving fossil fuels. Some energy-reducing strategies are simple to begin immediately, while others take some time and upfront … [Read more...] about Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill