Happy Earth Day! There are a bunch of Earth Day celebrations going on here in Las Vegas and on PBS (my favorite station to watch), all of the shows today were dedicated to Earth Day topics like conservation, gardening, composting, recycling, etc.
We have recently done a few things to conserve around our house including changing the flapper and fill valve on all of our toilets (when the flapper gets old it allows water to leak into the bowl continuously and it is a waste of water), unplugging appliances we aren't using (even if you aren't using the appliance they can still use a bit of electricity if plugged in), and when our hot water tank quit working we replaced it with a high efficiency tank. We also set our water tank at 120 degrees instead of hotter and while I know I should take shorter showers, well, long, hot showers are one of my indulgences. Not only does conserving water and electricity help save the earth, it can also save you a lot of money!