Monday, August 10, 2009

Save Money by Being Green

Biggest argument against environmental friendliness is that it’s more expensive. Here are a few simple green things that can save you a few greens in return;

  • get paperless bill and pay electronically (setup email reminder)
  • use CFL bulbs (or better LED bulbs)
  • recycle grocery bags as garbage bags (reuse plastic)
  • avoid disposable plates and silverwares
  • turn off power strip with unused appliances (TV, cable box, DVD, printer, computer)
  • use rechargeable batteries
  • get GPS, don’t waste gas or printed pages to find a place
  • plan your grocery (or any other) car trip to save gas
  • get vegetable garden started (start with easy plant/herb)
  • [send me more tips and I will add here]

See more tips and green products from Consumer Reports’


  1. Great ideas. I agree most of the "green movement" should be adopted by the "frugle movement". There are so many smart ideas to be green and save money. Keep up the good work!

  2. Eric I agree "frugle" is indeed integral part of green movement. We don't realize but being frugal leads to very green choices.