This summer we will be using this page to feature a weekly tip on how to become more 'green' right at home! Every Wednesday from Memorial Day until Labor Day, we will post simple and cheap ways to change things around home to lower your environmental footprint and save money! The tips will span ideas for gardening, conserving water, and even 'green' camping or grilling. Make sure to check back every Wednesday starting May 28th for Fresh Green Ideas!
The old adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure really holds true at thrift stores. Often times, a quick trip to a thrift store can result in some great finds. It may even yield a new favorite outfit or the perfect nightstand you’ve been trying to find for months. Many people have taken to shopping at thrift or consignment stores to save money during the recession and fortunately, the trend has stayed strong as the economy has recovered a bit. Shopping at thrift stores helps to keep money within the local economy and often times the profits from thrift stores benefit the community in some way.
While it does save a significant amount of money, thrifting also has some environmental benefits.
Thrifting can be a little nerve-wracking and overwhelming to first timers. These tips will make your first trip less daunting and will help you find something fun and unique to be your personal treasure.
Keeping your house at a comfortable temperature during the frigid winters and steamy summers can amount to a large energy bill. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency in ways other than installing new ‘Energy Star’ appliances. Of course, updating your air conditioning and heating to Energy Star – rated appliances can greatly improve efficiency, but it can also be quite expensive. The list below compiles energy saving tips that won’t break the bank.
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Each year, Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups and those cups will still be sitting in landfills 500 years from now.
Read more: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Compost!