People everywhere are making an effort to "go green" or find ways
in which to conserve the earth's precious resources. Going green
does more than just conserve resources; it can also be healthy
for your pocket book and we are always seeking ways we can use green technology to save money.
With that in mind, I thought I would share some simple tips for
helping you "go green" this spring.
Switching your light bulbs to fluorescent Energy Star light bulbs
can save $30 or more in electricity bills for the life of each
light bulb. Making the transition also helps in the prevention of
more greenhouse gases. These energy efficient bulbs are slightly
more expensive up front, but can save a bundle in the long run.
Recycling may seem second nature by now, but you'd be amazed at
how many people don't recycle! Almost all waste management
companies provide recycle bins for free or a nominal fee. Most
will take household plastics, newspapers and cardboard containers
and boxes, as well as aluminum and glass products. Recycling is
probably the easiest and most convenient way of doing your part
for the environment.
Each year it is estimated that nearly 500 billion plastic bags
are used worldwide! By switching to a reusable shopping bag you
are saving money and lessening the impact on the environment.
Reusable bags are inexpensive and come in a variety of shapes and
Although it may seem like a lot of time and effort to transfer
all of your bills to paperless online billing, many banks and
financial institutions have programs which allow you to pay bills
right from your checking account. You'll save on the cost of
postage and save paper! And once the system is set up you'll save