March is National Women’s History Month, which means it’s a great time to reflect and celebrate some of the wonderful accomplishments made by women. From Dr. Virginia Apgar (developed the APGAR score – the first health exam given to a newborn to check his vital signs immediately after birth), to Sandra Day O’Connor (first woman justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court), to Dr. Mae Jemison (the first woman of color to go into space), women have made enormous strides and achievements throughout history.
This year’s theme for National Women’s History Month is the “green” movement – women who’ve taken the lead to save our planet. There are lots of things you can do to help care for the world we live in. The U.S. Department of Energy created this interactive Web site that shows how small changes in our everyday lives can positively impact our environment. You can also learn how to make your baby’s environment a little “greener” by checking out some helpful March of Dimes articles on the subject.
In our house, we recycle and use energy efficient light bulbs. We also installed a programmable thermostat, which not only regulates the temperature in our home throughout the day, but helps us trim down our electric and gas bill!
How about you? How do you go green?