Over the last 20 years, we have been making small changes around our house to reduce our environmental footprint. Those little steps around our house are making a big difference.
We changed all our lightbulbs in our house to CFLs and cut our energy bill by 5%. We have now been changing over to LED bulbs to further reduce our heat gain from lighting spaces and energy consumed by lighting rooms.
I started driving a Prius to reduce our monthly gasoline usage. I went from a 26 MPG car to a 46-48 MPG car. Driving for work around 8,000 miles per year has had a major impact on our monthly expenses and our environmental footprint. Zoom has been a great way to reduce the need to drive to as many meetings. We also moved into town and closer to school and work to reduce our driving daily.
There is more work to be done, but small steps will make a big impact over time.