We created this eco friendly guide to be a source for small and large projects for creating your eco friendly home and staying within your budget. At the end of the article you’ll see how you can add your favorite resources. When thinking of an eco friendly home, it’s understandable to think first about building a new house or adding high tech improvements like solar panels from Roof Worx or even going off the grid.
Eco Friendly Lifestyle Ideas That Are Easy on the Wallet and the Environment If you are searching for an eco friendly lifestyle that is easy on the wallet and the environment, you are in the right place! Electing to “Go Green” means that you have made the choice to engage in a lifestyle that is considered to be ecologically responsible and is environmentally-friendly. Unfortunately, many people believe that the tasks and activities that must be engaged in to be considered eco-friendly are expensive. While this may have been true several years ago, it is no longer that way. In fact, many frugal living ideas are centered on the notion of protecting the environment, for less. There are many distinct issues that result in a person’s passion to pursue green eco-friendly ideas. Examples include the excessive trash accumulation in landfills, the increase of greenhouse gases, pollution within the air that we breathe and the world’s […]
Frugal Living Ideas on How to Create an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle In today’s world, there are many frugal living ideas on how to create an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Since the introduction of the idea of reducing carbon footprints, many individuals have discovered that, in order to live a life that is considered to be environmentally-friendly, there are costs involved. It is no secret, among anyone, that the components of convenience and cost, have the ability to instantly trump creating a life that is considered to be environmentally-friendly. However, in recent years, there have been immense strides in making the environmentally-friendly lifestyle an affordable one. For example, recycling programs have expanded, and there are many alternatives to traditional appliances and synthetically-produced products available on the market today that are better for the environment and easier on the wallet. Today, families are starting to making more ecologically-sound purchasing and living choices that […]
It’s the time of year again where everyone starts talking about making changes. We want to live better, do better, be better. Maybe you are already working on finding ways to help the environment. Maybe you think that reducing your carbon footprint involves life changes that you aren’t ready for right now. But the reality is that helping the environment does not necessarily mean you need to pack up, sell everything you own, go off the grid, and live out of VW bus (although for some of us it’s still a dream).
Recent breakthroughs in technology mean that solar heating is now more efficient and cost-effective than ever before. Whereas traditional solar panel based heating systems relied on a traditional boiler, new style systems use a combination boiler as a back-up, rendering the whole thing more energy efficient. It almost goes without saying that if the system is more energy efficient, the user will save money, and may even increase their feed in rate. All that aside, there is a question of how popular solar heating is. While the basic technology has been in place for years, the cost of the product meant that few people were able to take it up – the costs simply didn’t match the savings – and it wasn’t until the UK government introduced incentives (such as Feed In Tariffs) that solar panels became something of a ‘must have’ item.
Infographic outlines the benefits of owning a hybrid car or truck.
The following is a guest post by Melissa Cameron. Spring time brings warm weather and with it the urge to get outdoors and explore. Winter has its place: there’s skiing, sledding, snowball fights, but spring and summer means hiking, fishing, boating and camping for our family. If you are looking for an inexpensive activity that has big impact with your family – go on a fishing trip together! Cabin fever reaches the breaking point just about the time the robins start arriving in the yard. That means it’s time to start putting away the winter gear and breaking out the warm-weather goodies. Gather up the kids, pack the mini-van and head for the lake.
I bit the bullet and bought another vehicle. My choice: a Toyota Prius. Last week’s guest post about choosing a hybrid vehicle reminded me to share my decision-making process and how it’s going now.
This guest post looks at software for Enterprise Carbon Accounting – who knew?
Cloth diapers! The how and why.
How and why to recycle your yard waste | Cheap Like Me
Seventh Generation teams up to fight ovarian cancer
Watch “The Story of Cosmetics”
The following is a guest post from The Adventures of Pei. Note from Cheap: It’s a thought-provoking topic I asked her to address – I hope it give you food for thought.
Broken hair dryer – what to do?
Regular readers here know I’m always up for turning something old into something new. But in the case of wood pallets — those seemingly tempting sources of free wood that sometimes linger outside stores — think twice before bringing them into your home.
A new study suggests pregnant women should avoid canned food because of risks from BPA exposure. What is BPA? Where is BPA? How can you avoid BPA? Where can you learn more about BPA? Get answers here …
As you are probably aware, oil began pouring into the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico from a damaged British Petroleum well more than three weeks ago, a situation known as the Deepwater Horizon Incident. The situation is unspeakably sad. No one even knows how much oil is pouring out of the ocean floor because it is so deep underwater that people cannot work there.
Earth Day! What will YOU do?
Do YOU have city composting?