Last month for Earth Day, I participated in the annual cleanup day event that every one of us have here in Lansing, and both businesses and residents went around the community and picked up garbage and debris from off the sidewalks and streets; I enjoyed participating in this event because not only am I doing something to make our community better, even though I am also helping the environment! The event was held on a Sunday, and thankfully, the weather was a pleasant 75 degrees, however having such charming Spring weather made it easier to spend time cleaning up outside, and a few years ago, during this time of year, I would be curled up under a blanket with our furnace turned up high because the weather outside was so cold.
But lately, it seems that every one of us have been having milder and milder weather here in Lansing.
This means I am spending less money to heat and cool our home, then some years ago, I was using our furnace in the Spring because the weather was so cold outside. But this year, it has been a few weeks since I turned on our furnace. I do appreciate the milder weather because every one of us can do more outdoor activities. And the more time every one of us spend outside, the less I will use the heating or cooling unit in our home. So, I have looked at the calendar of the events coming up in Lansing, and for the Summer, every one of us have plenty of outdoor fun things happening here in town. Thankfully I have adolescents who enjoy to be outside having fun than inside in the current home playing video games.