Green Your Life, Save Your Money

Environmentally friendly tips that fit your lifestyle and your budget.

| December 2008 Web


There has never been a greater time to green your lifestyle. Regardless of where you are in your green endeavors, these tips will keep some much-appreciated green in your wallet. 

Nearly 20 percent of our home's electricity use goes to lighting. Here’s how you can save money at home.

Light green

1. Cut back on your utility bill by changing out five of your frequently used incandescent light bulbs for energy-efficient bulbs such as compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs). Energy Star says that homeowners will save roughly $30 in electricity costs for each lightbulb. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) also save you money in the long run.

2. By simply turning the faucet off when washing up in the morning and evening, you can save around 240 gallons of water a month, according to the Environmental Protection Agency

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