“It is time that we all stand up and take responsibility for our actions. We must look closely at the way we live our lives and make the necessary changes in order to pass on a healthy planet to the generations to come.”
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Drew Lachey is a past winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. He took home first place, beating out 10 other dance couples in 2006. Drew served as co-host of Dancing with the Stars the following season, and hosted ABC’s Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, a live, one-hour series that features teams created by Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli battling it out on the dance floor. Drew most recently hosted HGTV’s $250,000 Challenge.Drew Lachey is best known for his pop group 98 Degrees, which he joined with his brother, Nick, in 1995. After four successful albums, the band decided to take a break. Since then, Drew has appeared on several TV shows, including As the World Turns, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, and also in the musicals RENT and Monty Python’s SPAMALOT on Broadway.
The weather is warming up and we are finally able to dig ourselves out of the snow. This is good on several levels. Obviously with warmer temperatures comes less power used to heat our home. The other big difference is that we are coming out of hibernation and being more active; whether it is going for walks or playing at the park, we are starting to spend a lot more time outside (when it’s not raining).
As a family, we have made several changes around the house to reduce our carbon footprint. Some of the easiest, and most obvious, are changing our regular light bulbs out for energy-saver bulbs, keeping our thermostat set a few degrees lower than normal, and turning off lights when we aren’t in the room. I know turning off lights sounds like the simplest thing in the world, but it makes a huge difference.