Category Archives: Green Living

March
8 - 2015

Top Ten Things You Can Do To Save Money and the Environment in 2015.

What are the best ways to save money and the environment in 2015? With a bit of work and creativity these things go hand in hand. Before we became a culture completely wrapped in the cellophane of convenience, those who came before us knew how to make it on less. You can cut costs, increase your quality of life and help the environment regardless of how much money you make or where you live. Let’s get started now. Beat the Winter Blues With Spring Planning and Indoor Gardening

January
4 - 2015

10 Cheap Ways to Live Green

10 Cheap Ways to Live Green Many individuals believe that if they focus on ways to live green, that their lifestyle will have a detrimental impact upon their finances. While it is true that purchasing organic foods and installing green solar paneling on your home does carry its own degree of expense, there are many ways that you follow the frugal path in an inexpensive manner. In this brief guide, you will be introduced to 10 cheap ways to live green. If you are ready to reduce your carbon footprint, while living in a frugal manner, follow these frugal living ideas on 10 cheap ways to live green:

December
3 - 2014

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in 3 Easy Steps!

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in 3 Easy Steps! Saving money is a subject that is more important than ever. While it is true that the unemployment rate is lower than it has been since the recession, it is also true that many people are still bound by the chains of the part-time job economic crisis. As a result of this fact, most families are consistently searching for ways to reduce the amount of money that they spend. In addition to this, many of these families are interested in engaging in activities that not only allow them success in saving money, but, also reduce their carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases that are produced to support the activities that you engage in on a regular basis. Those greenhouse gases have been found to have a detrimental impact on our environment and contribute immensely to global warming. […]

February
15 - 2013

Cutting Costs on Your Heater Bill This Winter

Whether you live in a cool climate or a state as warm as Texas, you’ve always got to expect that you’ll always have to spend a fair amount on heating throughout the winter. Even if the temps don’t drop dramatically, it’s important to keep your family and your home warm. A cold home can cause damage to your pipes, and is always worth trying to avoid. Cutting your heating costs may seem as if it’d be exceptionally difficult, but it doesn’t have to be if you take the right route. Here are just a few tips to help you cut costs on your heating bill this winter, all of which are worth taking into consideration:

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March
17 - 2010

Wednesday On Waste: Recycling – Do You Have It?

For many years, I’ve lived in cities that have some type of recycling program. Sometimes I wish our city recycled more types of materials, but we are fortunate to be in an urban area where a truck picks up our recyclable waste every two weeks. Others aren’t so fortunate. Some people have to drive their stuff to a central municipal site for recycling. Others don’t have recycling at all — such as a friend living in South America, in a city where, she notes, people drink tons of soda in plastic bottles … and then throw them all away.

March
10 - 2010

Wednesday On Waste: Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste. You live green; you avoid it, right? Sure … but odds are good that you might have batteries, empty printer cartridges, burned out CFL bulbs, or some old cleaning products or garden chemicals, either purchased before you cleaned up your ways, or left behind by a former resident of your home. We recently went through the process of handing over a few toxic items to our city’s hazardous waste disposal. In the past, our city’s solid waste department would come collect these items for free. Now, you have to sign up ahead of time for a collection and pay $20 to have items picked up, or to drop them off at a collection center yourself. It’s a hassle, but worthwhile to keep items out of the landfill.

March
4 - 2010