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I’m not an Environmentalist!

I’m not an Environmentalist! Honest!

I’ve been finding myself spending a lot of time checking out sites like Treehugger and AutoBlogGreen over the last couple months and that has lead to me a number of other fantastic sites that are all focused on “saving our environment”. Now, I often ask myself why the heck I am reading these sites because I really don’t care about the environment. It’s not something I worry about on a regular basis and the theory of global warming isn’t something I subscribe to. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some global issues that affect our environment that need to be addressed.

Anyhoo, I’m not an environmentalist. I’m just cheap.

I keep doing all these things like converting to compact fluorescent lights, using LED Christmas lights, using a programmable thermostat to reduce energy consumption, etc. It’s all rather earth friendly (at least according to Treehugger) but I’m not doing it to save the world. I’m doing it to save my pocketbook! Heck, now I’m even thinking about how to install stuff like solar hot water heating in my house.

I guess the end result is the same though, I am helping to reduce the energy required to sustain my life style. There’s nothing wrong with that.