Earth Day Discounts and Deals!
April 21, 2011, 10:56 AM
Filed under: Budget

You can participate in Earth Day at many businesses nationwide- from Starbucks to Lowes.  The companies are offering discounts or even freebees-yes FREE items- for making green choices. Did I mention free? Continue reading


Turkey Burger, Please

Your food choices can have a major impact on the environment. Did you know that beef is the least environmentally friendly meat? Continue reading

Bottled Water Blues
February 10, 2011, 2:46 PM
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Bottled water has become part of most people’s lives. It’s convenient and many think it’s healthier than tap water. But the effect the bottles have on the environment is huge.  There are environmental impacts from the oil that is drilled to make the bottles (plastic is made with petroleum), pollution from shipping the bottles, and pollution from the waste the empty bottles create (only about 12% of plastic water bottles are recycled and it takes 1,000 years for one to biodegrade) according to MSNBC. Continue reading

Save Electricity for the Planet and your Pocket

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of saving electricity is to turn off lights in empty rooms. It’s a basic conservation technique most have heard many times, from conservationists or budget-mided parents.  But as I recently learned, there are sneaky appliances that waste energy. I recently discovered how much these can waste  over time- making your energy bills higher and taking a toll on mother nature. Continue reading