Last year we ran a story in the Farmers’ Almanac about the Dollars and Sense of Going Green. We shared the pros and cons of various efforts that help save energy, reduce waste, and save money.
While the idea of solar panels and windmills are really great, we realize that for many these efforts are out of reach financially. So what works best for you … for your pocket and for your earth-friendly efforts?
For my family, recycling and composting are the easiest ways we make a difference. Where I live, they do recycle many things although not all. We do our best to recycle those materials that our local garbage collection company picks up.
Composting is easy. Coffee grounds, vegetables scraps, egg shells and other organic matter is placed in a plastic container and then piled up outside.
Here’s one from our article last year: Idle Your Engine or Switch It Off?
Shut off your engine. Idling for even 10 seconds uses as much gas as stopping and restarting your engine. That may not sound like a lot, but that’s gas money being spent just to pollute the atmosphere. Wouldn’t you rather use it to buy something you’ll enjoy.
What do you do? Do you collect water in a rain barrel? Use cloth shopping bags? How about using cloth towels and rags rather than paper towels and napkins….
Share what works best for you here.