Can you guess the source of this famous phrase? Congrats, Family Feud. The show has had many hosts over the years, but did you know Richard Dawson was the first and longest host of the show? Depending on your age you know of Dawson or you caught reruns on the Game Show network (it’s not in the basic cable package); this week Dawson passed away and many will remember him as the kissing host that made housewives and contestants blush.
Now that you’re caught up on the history of Family Feud, The Associated Press released survey findings this week from a AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll that shows Americans are more interested in reducing their energy bills and energy use than taking a vacation. This could be a result of more families across the U.S. facing new hardships, but the realization that being energy-efficient can save people money is excellent. The results found that nearly 9 in 10 people said they had taken some action in the last year to save energy (that’s music to my ears). Smaller steps, such as turning off the lights, turning down the heat, installing more energy-saving appliances and driving less, were the more common ways respondents said they chose to reduce energy in the last year. Small steps can have huge savings. My own sister simply unplugged all the electronics when they were not in use in my family’s house for one month and saved $100! Now it’s a common habit. Renewable energy from our land’s resources such as wind and solar are increasingly becoming more popular (stay tuned on a post for affordable solar panels), and can be a great source of energy because they won’t run out, such as natural gas or crude oil. Small steps go a long way, especially when everyone is doing it. Cheers.