9 Ways to Make Your Home Greener


A small change can make a huge difference when it comes to leading a greener life, not to mention have a positive impact on the environment, too. In fact, the perfect place to make these changes is within your own home. We’ve pulled together some handy tips on how you can make some changes in your abode to benefit from a greener lifestyle, which go well beyond paper, plastic and glass. Replace Lightbulbs with CFLs or LEDs. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) can really do wonders for saving energy in the home. Better still, these kinds of…

Using a Rain Barrel is a Smart Way to Save on Water


As spring approaches it is time to start thinking about your vegetable and flower garden, maybe even fruit trees and berry bushes if you are lucky!  A lot goes into having a successful home garden and pre-planning for the season is a great way to save money and plant a thriving garden.  First, check out all of the tools and equipment that will go on sale in the fall and winter seasons.  Buy a new rake, shovel, and watering can during those months because they are usually on sale or in the clearance section of the gardening isle.  Purchasing a…

Green Investments: 5  Eco-Friendly Investments That Are Worth The Money


Over the past decade, there has been a major shift in thought toward the environment and how we can preserve it. More and more people are making conscious decisions about how they can reduce their carbon footprint. However, some people are hesitant to join the green movement because of the costs versus the benefits—going green isn’t always the cheapest route. Take a look at these five eco-friendly investments that are actually worth the money. Buying Energy-Efficient Appliances Energy-efficient appliances consume less power than standard model appliances. They are a good investment because they reduce your monthly power bill. They’re becoming…

7 Surprising Ways “Going Green” Will Save You Money


Living a sustainable lifestyle is a choice more and more people are making, and it isn't just hippies and earth lovers. The need to change a tendency toward unthinking consumption has taken hold in popular consciousness, especially as people are realizing that a more ecologically sound approach to living can also be a wise financial decision. While it's true some "green" choices aren't apt to save you much money over the long haul, there are some that make such good money sense it's amazing everyone isn't doing them. Here are seven surprising ways "going green" will save you money. 1.…

Why Must We Give New?


I've been invited to a bridal shower for the brother of my daughter-in-law. All well and good. My daughter-in-law and granddaughter will be going so it will be a nice way to visit. The bride and groom, like many, have set up a wedding registry to help guests select a useful gift. So far so good, why give something the bride or groom won't use. I get it that helping out the formation of a new household is helpful. There are so many things needed to run a home that it is overwhelming to have to go out and buy…

How To Go Green With A Minimum of Fuss


[embed]https://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/8435953365/sizes/l[/embed] Most of us want to do our bit for the planet and while it's true that the biggest issues need action by large corporations and governments, there are lots of small changes that you can make in your own day to day life. But we all lead busy lives right? Here’s a quick guide to going green without too much effort. Take time to become more aware The first place to start is with awareness. You can start becoming aware in two ways. Firstly, you can monitor your waste by looking at the contents of your garbage. Are you buying too many over-packaged goods?…